Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde

[Watercolor on Canson 140lb cold press block, 2 hrs]

Headed downtown today to get the first serious urban sketch in Montreal. I’ve been making mental notes of all the incredible architecture around town. There are so many great places. If anyone has some favorite locations, let me know!

Now that it’s November, the light doesn’t last very long; and it’s kind of nippy out there. Was 5°C/36°F today. So it’s *possible* to sketch – with enough layers of clothing – but the color doesn’t want to dry for you. The pools of water just sit there trembling in the cold while the sun goes down at double speed.

This is  apparently a scale model of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome – so I suppose I could use my drawing for both places.  Though if I was in Rome, it probably wouldn’t be this cold.

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