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February 22, 2013

Snow in Mount Royal Cemetery

Right now, I really want to be out there painting big huge oil paintings. But February in Montreal is more like moleskine and pencil weather. Last Tuesday was overcast, fairly warm, (around -3c), with a strong wind - which meant we had perfect conditions for big fat flakes of snow sticking to every surface. One of those days every tree becomes a sculpture, and every sculpture becomes a ghost. A perfect day to park in the cemetery and do a slow, sustained drawing.
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13 comments :

Trevor Field said...

wow!

kumi matsukawa said...

Superb!!!!

3eCheval said...

Wow indeed. This is really beautiful and we can feel how the snow set on things, is both delicate and heavy. I love the mood of it, the composition, and how the tables are turned - here the white areas are not negative spaces but are the objects.

Marcia Milner-Brage said...

Beautiful. Superb pencil work.

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Love the values and textures!

Richard Sheppard said...

Wow, I love the mood you've captured. All that delicate shading works perfectly.

Maike Bohlen said...

Classical! And gorgeous! I am always astonished how versatile you are.

Jennifer Appel said...

Nice! A very good way to enjoy snow!

marctaro said...

Thx all!

VHein said...

Really lovely and poetic, Marc.

Bajzek said...

Beaufitul pencil drawing, Marc.

Teresa Giménez Pous said...

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Sewing Sveta said...

Wow! Drawing in -3!!