The paintings were familiar to me but there's nothing like seeing them up close! I found the Argenteuil palette sombre and interesting. What I love most are his landscapes with yellows and blues.
There were interesting activities to do such as a room with a large screen and a film running of a bridge with running water that you could sit and paint on an iPad (provided). Another activity was a photo area where you could dress up and use props to appear on a postcard of the bridge that Monet painted. I couldn't resist and took this fun little picture of myself:
|Monet: A Bridge to Modernity exhibit: photo area|
|My coloured pencil sketch of sculpture "Jeunes indiens chassant "|
by Alfred Laliberté (19 May 1878 - 13 January 1953)
He was a Canadian sculptor and painter based in Montreal.
His output includes more than 900 sculptures
Many fellow urban sketchers sent their regrets by text or on social media - it's a busy time of year - we understand. We still had wonderful attendance despite the seasonal challenges with some great familiar faces and some new folks too! I love that!
|Ottawa Urban Sketchers|