Plein-air pen and wash on paper


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The nice weather in the beginning of April got me going again with sketching outsideside after the recent fire that demolished our studio, and after acquiring some basic supplies.

The choice of subject to sketch is sometimes determined by the attraction of the scenery but more often the convenience of the spot is the determining factor.

In the case of the Queens  Hotel on Victoria Crescent, a significant heritage building, there is a comfortable bench located accross the road from it, towards Albert Street. The hotel, as well as the fire damaged Jean Burns Building is visible from that location. Somehow, the concrete walls of the latter that were left standing allure me to revisit and to bemoan this old building with an uncertain future. It is likely that I will return there again to make a sketch of it, using the same bench, once I can decide how to portray its sorrow appearence in a picture.

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The Queens





Author: John Hofman

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