:: Square Phillips ::

“Aurora borealis
The icy sky at night
Paddles cut the water
In a long and hurried flight
From the white man to the fields of green
And the homeland
We’ve never seen.”
— Neil Young

We are quite lucky in Montreal to have so many beautiful landmarks, and Phillips Square is certainly one of them. There is the monument of King Edward VII, the Hudson Bay building and the beautiful Birks building, Christ Church Cathedral (neo-gothic) which is the focal point of my painting, Saint Patrick’s Basilica and many more of great beauty. A great place to sketch, even though it was freezing outside and right after I had finished my drawing I had to zip back home and continue correcting as the fall semester is coming to an end. I drove to Avenue des arts to buy some painting materials, and they were closed. Yikes! I took a picture of the Montreal Urban Sketchers group this morning as Shari was explaining to newcomers what we were about and some new info for the year 2017.

And now back to a frenzy of correcting!

Paper: Travelogue Handbook 8″x8″
Paint: Q. Gold, B. Sienna, Cerulean Blue and some Q. Rose and Phtalo Blue
Location: Square Phillips, Montreal, Quebec, Canada


6 thoughts on “:: Square Phillips ::

    1. Hi Patsye — so sorry to hear this about the posts. Yes indeed, I had alot of trouble with one of my blogs this summer and I transferred everything to this one. I lost many subscribers this way, but I hope that one by one they will come back. Thank you Patsye and have yourself a wonderful Christmas and a sweet holiday time -)))


  1. Dear Jane,
    I like the way you often open your post with a piece of poetry or lyrics related to the sketch. And your drawings/watercolor sketches are awesome! Thank you for posting them.
    Also you are so fortunate to have the Montreal Urban Sketchers to work with-Kudos to the group and to Shari. I am jealous.

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    1. You are right Holly — I am lucky to have the USK Mtl group. Perhaps that one day you could travel north and come peint with us? It is surprising how many folks do this from far away -)


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