Plein-air pen and wash on paper

A Helpful Rainshower

1 Comment

I tried out a new fountain pen, a cheap throw-away type, Pilot Vpen, that I found in Montreal. This pen glides nicely over any surface but the ink is not  waterproof and will wash out on smooth hot pressed paper.

We are still in Quebec City, and as it looked like it was going to rain again, I had to pick a dry spot at the entrance to a historic building with a view on this ornate little heritage structure, referred to as Kirk Hall. Not very French as it was used years ago as a school to teach people English.

Soon after I started drawing, a busload of tourists came out blocking my view. The tour guide took his time explaining the history of these buildings untill it started to rain. At this point everyone hustled to get inside, clearing my view again.


Author: John Hofman

my email is Website:

One thought on “A Helpful Rainshower

  1. Pingback: A Helpful Rainshower — Sketch-It | David Falor

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s