Plein-air pen and wash on paper

Sunshine Mondays

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Did you notice that Mondays are often nice sunshine days after a weekend of rain and wind? When working  full time I would sometimes take a day off on a sunny Monday. Well today the conditions were perfect for a bikeride; any remaining snow and ice is gone after a week of rain. I took the southern route through Bowen Park,  Buttertubs, the University, Colliery  Dam Park,  Chase River and back to downtown via Haliburton Street.  Across the street from Bowen Park is a auto repair shop with bright green colors, that I used to make today’s sketch.


However, I did not have a green color marker in my backpack, only yellow and sepia in addition to the black pen to put in some shading. Perhaps I will repeat the process sometime in the future (St. Patrick’s Day coming up soon), using green colors.


Author: John Hofman

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