McGill Building :: Bâtisse

I always try parking in the same area at my job… and it is not always fruitful. So this is the view when I park in my favourite spot on the John Abbott Campus… I have a view of one of the McGill buildings, as we share the same campus.

Tomorrow morning the Montreal Urban Sketchers are meeting at the Mount Royal Metro for 10:00 am. Today the temperature was 3º Celsius, and the regions just north of my municipality received small amounts of snow. The winter tires have been put on both cars, the house windows have been cleaned and turkey soup was brewing this morning. We are preparing for winter! We might be sketching with freezing snow tomorrow so we will need to be all bundled up — with mitten and scarves -)))

Demain matin je vais sketcher avec les Urban Sketchers de Montréal et nous nous rencontrons au métro Mont-Royal pour 10:00 am. Aujourd’hui les températures oscillaient autour des 3º Celsius, et les régions juste au nord de chez moi ont reçu de la neige la nuit passée. Les pneus d’hiver sont installés sur les deux automobiles, les fenêtres ont été nettoyées et ce matin une belle soupe à la dinde mijotait sur le rond. Um. On se prépare pour l’hiver… le problème est que le congélateur est déjà plein -))). Demain il va faire “frette” comme on dit dans le coin, donc il va falloir avoir des mitaines et des foulards…

Paper: hand•book pocket landscape
Colours: Prussian Blue, Raw Sienna and Q. Burnt Orange
Pen: Pilot Flexi Grip EF
Ink: Noodlers Lexington Grey



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 and a main blog at She is also part of the Montreal Urban Sketchers.
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3 Responses to McGill Building :: Bâtisse

  1. C’est toujours si joli! Bravo!


  2. Lynn says:

    Bon sketching demain! Mitaines et foulard comme à Kamouraska en juin!!


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