Roundabout to the right :: Tourner à droite

Today I was so happy as I was going to paint with the Montreal Urban Sketchers at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. I arrived 20 minutes late, so when I passed in front of the museum there was already a crowd of people waiting in line to get in. I was frantically looking for a place to park, turned right and went down to the next street, turned right again, and again, to find myself in front of the museum… and there were two school buses full of people that had just arrived. So I continued on my merry way, going one street further to find a parking space… and there were none. Again, I turned right, and then right again and then right again, to find myself in front of the museum… and now 3 buses had arrived!!! The line of people stretched to the other street and turned downwards and back up. I gave up! At the time, I did not know that it was the Montreal Museums Day in Montreal (this means that the museums are free on that day).

So I painted this view from Hudson Heights… there was no way that I was not going to paint today…. no matter what ;-) The clouds were beautiful today.

Aujourd’hui j’allais rejoindre mes Sketchers urbains de Montréal pour peindre au Musée des Beaux Arts… ce que je ne savais pas était que c’était la journée des Musées portes ouvertes. Quand je suis arrivée, il y avait déjà une ligne d’attente dehors en avant du musée. J’ai tourné à droite, à droite encore, et à droite encore et pas de stationnement possible. Quand je me suis retrouvée en avant du musée, il y avait deux autobus scolaires qui venaient juste d’arriver et la ligne d’attente descendait le long d’une rue pour la remonter!!! J’ai démissionné.

Mais il n’était pas question que je ne peigne pas aujourd’hui donc je me suis retrouvée à Hudson à peindre ce paysage… car les nuages étaient tellement beaux.

Paper: Moleskine Sketchbook
Ink: Noodlers Lexington Grey
Pen: Pilot Flexi Grip EF
Colours: Indigo, Q. Gold, Alizarin Crimson

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About Jane Hannah

Canadian graphic artist, painter, sketcher, typographer, calligrapher and teacher at Cégep John Abbott College in Québec, Canada. Jane Hannah also has a website for her students at www.gimligraphics.com and a main blog at www.janehannah.com. She is also part of the Montreal Urban Sketchers.
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2 Responses to Roundabout to the right :: Tourner à droite

  1. Jane says:

    Yes indeed! The clouds were beautiful today ;-)

    Like

  2. I wondered where you were!! At least you got to paint today. Nice clouds!!

    Like

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