I had a sabbatical last week in Montreal in one of my favourite sections of the city. It was colder than I expected and overcast, with two days of heavy rain, but I still sketched as much as I could.
I am fascinated by les ruelles, the alleys which run between the backyards of the houses, and I spent lots of time walking in these interesting spaces. I think les ruelles are part of what makes Montreal such a liveable city. On Sunday, une ruelle, still plugged in part with snow, was set up with a make-shift table with wine and the neighbours were visiting after a long winter.
Anyway–here are a few from the streets and alleys and a couple of warm-up cappuccino sketches too.