Sunday, July 26, 2015

48th WW Sketchcrawl - Ottawa Report

The weather forecast looked grim for the afternoon
and so we adjusted our itinerary to include some rain check-in points. 

The good news is that the rain held off until two hours after the sketchcrawl ended!

The Rideau Canal and the Bytown Museum
Seven sketchers participated in the 48th WW sketchcrawl meeting at "Maman"
which is the spider sculpture located in front of the National Art Gallery 
created by Louise Bourgeois (who I have blogged about previously in June 2014).

We sketched at the National Art Gallery location until noon.

Sarah did a sketch of me sketching!
Laurie sketched "Maman"
Michel also sketched "Maman"
Diane sketched the Notre Dame Basilica

At noon, three of us wandered over to the Bytown museum 
to meet up with John and to sketch the canal until 1:00.

Michael sketched the locks
We all met together at the Byward market having 

Lunch at the Byward market
(L to R: Diane, Laurie, John, Michel and Michael)
After lunch, a few folks needed to head home. 
The rest of us went to sketch at the beautiful and historic Courtyard in the Market.

The Courtyard with Diane, Michel and Laurie sketching on the benches

It was a wonderful day. 

Folks seemed keen to have regular sketchcrawls in Ottawa 
so we will try to arrange a regular schedule and post it online.

fourth Sunday of every month. Perhaps that would be a good start for an 
Ottawa Urban Sketchers group

Stay Tuned!

John "Sketch Journal" Ottawa Sketchcrawl links:

Other WW Sketchcrawl in Ottawa links:

International Urban Sketching Symposiums

"Maman" art journal sketch
(mixed media on 100% cotton paper)

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