Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sketching in Montreal

A Plum Tree! Downstairs!

Sketching at Parc LaFontaine

The light in Bangalore was yellow, in Montreal my photographs look as if a blue filter 
has been placed over them.
Below, sketching companion 

 Along Ruelle Vertes and flowering pavements

Walls are green and tigers are tame


And of course, more Arrrrht in Montreal

This quote from Clive Hicks-Jenkins -
If I had a single piece of advice to offer to any artist, it would be this: whatever your practice or medium, draw constantly. Be like the dancer, who never lets a day go past without a class. Draw as much as you can, wherever you can. Draw from observation (of course) but draw for practice too, from memory or from imagination, mark-making for precision or beauty-of-line alone, regardless of subject or likeness. Draw with pencil, with nibbed-pen, with charcoal or crayon or Conté pencil or biro. Draw with brushes and inks, or twigs dipped in watercolour or with old toothbrushes or the tips of feathers. Draw with anything. Subvert habit with new experience. Drawing can be for recording, but more than that it’s an expressive form that can be endlessly reinvented. Keep project-books and work at them even when the spirit doesn’t move you. Work in them out of discipline and respect for your art-form. They’re money in the bank for later, when you need the inspiration stored in them. Draw. Draw again. Never stop drawing.
Drawing is life.


Gwen Buchanan said...

Clive Hicks-Jenkins is absolutely right and you prove it so well.. Loving your take on this distinctive Canadian city.
Priya, Your begonia drawing is striking!

Priya Sebastian said...

Merci `a vous Gwen!

Aarthi said...

more power to you Priya! keep drawing

Sharmon Davidson said...


Priya Sebastian said...

rOwwwrrr! I will Aarthi!

Priya Sebastian said...

Hi 5 Sharmon!