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Redpath Museum in Montreal

November 26, 2012

Yesterday we joined the Montreal Urban Sketchers with one of my students, Emily, to paint there. There must have been at least 12 urban sketchers who gathered there and it is always a nice feeling to know that you are not the only one that is sketching… I painted a Dermochelys Coriacia or Leatherback Sea Turtle or Tortue lute in French, elk antlers and a great dynosaur — soooo much fun.

This museum is a gem and opened in 1882. It showcases an ethnology exhibit (with three Egyptian mummies and coffins), a mammal exhibit where it takes a look at the plight of endangered species, amongst the passenger pigeon and the dodo bird which became extinct around the 1890s, a rock and mineral display, an invertebrate collection.  There is no entrance fee but donations are accepted. The museum is an example of greek revival architecture and is well worth the visit.

Nous sommes allés peindre au Musée Redpath hier et une de mes élèves, Emily,  est venue avec moi. Ce musée est extraordinaire et est un monument architectural en soi. J’ai peint une Tortue lute ou Dermochelys Coriacia. Les Sketchers urbains de Montréal se sont joints pour peindre à cet endroit aujourd’hui et nous devions être environ 10-12 personnes au moins. C’était tellement plaisant de savoir qu’on est pas seul à peindre… qu’il y a des peintres qui sont éparpillés un peu partout dans le musée.

Paper: Larolan Sketchbook
Watercolor: Winsor & Newton, Daniel Smith
Ink: Carbon Pen, extra fine with black ink

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