Today found us doing a bit of Urban sketching. Even though Hyram Walker’s Distillery is now owned by Wisers, no one in Windsor calls the plant Wisers. Walkerville will always be Walkerville. Anyway, in our group the Windsor & Essex County Plein Air Society we are starting to try out themes for our paint out locations. Todays them was Urban Sketching, or street scenes. I thought I’d try a bit different composition. Not sure how successful this particular subject was, but I will try it again sometime soon.
35 International Sketch Crawl. Dieppe Park/Detroit River from the Windsor Side., a photo by photographerpainterprintmaker on Flickr.
The sketch crawl started out cold, (-1 C or 30 F) cloudy, and breezy (26 km/h or 16m/h out of the north). Brrrr. When I left it was partly cloudy, a balmy 7 C or 44 F with winds at 30 Km/h or 18 Mp/h out of the NE. It’s no wonder everyone left early. I managed to find a cozy spot though… in my car! I actually think I got a lovely sketch out of what would have been a lost day.
YAY!! Post #100!
The spring may have been wet, but we have been blessed with some very wonderful days this summer, and this one was one of them. Monday July 4th found us on a historic site for both the US and Canada. This replica of a 19th century grist mill is located across the street from the Duff Baby House.
The Duff Baby house is listed on Canada’s Historic Places web site. They say:
“As a colonel of the militia during the War of 1812, Baby was one of 600 soldiers captured by American troops. The house survived attack, occupation, and looting by the Americans, but required numerous repairs following the war’s end. ”
What a place to be on July 4th! A place steeped in historic events between the US and Canada.
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