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Oratoire St. Joseph

September 22, 2013

There are so many drawing options at the Oratoire St. Joseph, or The Shrine as we used to call it as I was growing up. It’s the big green dome that you can see from almost everywhere in Montreal and when you climb the stairs the panoramic views over the northern part of the city are quite fantastic. But this morning when Urban Sketchers Montreal met for our monthly drawing event, the leftover dampness from last night’s rainfall combined with a chilly breeze had most of us choosing shelter from the wind in the park next to the dome. It’s always fascinating to see how people sketching in the same spot choose to frame their drawings. I drew just one turret and about a square inch of the green dome in the upper right corner, Marc drew the whole building and Jennifer drew mostly just the dome. Hopefully they will post their sketches here so you can see what I mean. And if you are free next month, please join us. No membership required! All drawing levels welcome.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. Suzanne Marinier permalink
    September 23, 2013 12:09 am

    Love the early autumn color and the small architectural details just enough, never too much. Perfect!

    • September 23, 2013 8:06 am

      We missed you Suzanne. Hope to see you next time.

      • Suzanne Marinier permalink
        September 23, 2013 12:32 pm

        I was sad to miss our monthly meeting. I’m looking forward next one. See you soon 🙂

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