Rue St. Paul facing east

Old Montreal is at its best in the morning, so when I go downtown to cut my hair I always make an early appointment and arrive even earlier to draw. It’s not easy to park on the narrow streets but I found a spot on rue St. Paul, facing east, and drew a view with a slice of light hitting the building at the corner of McGill Street. My paper was a bit too textured to get a smooth tone with graphite but when I got home I used a blending stump to even it out. Sketched in a 8″ x 5″ Hkie sketchbook from Indonesia.

10 Comments on “Rue St. Paul facing east”

  1. karim waked says:

    love the dreamlike feeling I get watching this lovely delicate drawing. ❤️🫵


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  2. Lori Zajic says:

    OMG!! Beautiful!


  3. Good timing to capture that shaft of light. Nice!!!


  4. Ginie Udy says:

    Wonderful capturing of light and the feel of this place. 



  5. Love it! Your drawing reminds me of Edward Hopper. It has a quiet serenity.

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  6. friedakam says:

    I like how you pictured the tree in front, in the sunlight.


  7. Stephanie Descoteaux says:

    This drawing made my heart leap. It is perfect.


  8. Jean A Paterson says:

    This appeals to me on an emotional level because I worked near this location in the 1960s and remember how interesting the buildings and streets were. I’m happy to see from your drawing that magic is still there!


  9. ccr1ccr2 says:

    I love the purity of this one. It’s all about the light and there’s nothing in it that doesn’t support the narrative.


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