Yesterday, we ventured out of the City into the countryside along the St. Laurens, driving through the rain and wind till we arrived at the village of Baie Saint Catherine, where we stayed overnight.
When we woke up the next morning the weather had changed for the better. I got up early enough to make a colour sketch of the local church before breakfast. I really like the small towns that usually have a cluster of heritage houses and trees grouped around a church with a tower and steeple. Each tower is unique and challenging to sketch.
After breakfast we went on to La Malbaie, another interesting town with variety of old and new buildings scattered on the hillside overlooking the St.Laurens. When I settled down on a curb to start this sketch, the owners came out and invited me to sit in a lawn chair on their front porch, providing comfort and allowing me to view the scene much better overtop of the parked cars.
We had to communicate with signals, as they did not speak english; anyways, it may be time for us to learn to speak French.