Sigrid Albert, Matthew Cencich and I ran an Urban Sketching tour for the BC Landscape Architects today. Someone must have angered a minor weather god, because it was during the wettest time of the only wet day we've had for a week or so - and cold and windy too! Here Matthew and I are sketching with a few of the hardy architects in an outside courtyard, covered, but exposed to the wind. Sigrid bravely accompanied the people who wanted to sketch in a warm, sheltered, latte-providing cafe. I tried water-soluble crayons for the colour - not as nice as watercolours, but a bit quicker.
This is a nearby apartment building, striking with its old brickwork surrounded by the glass tours of the west end. I drew it on a nice sunny day when I was scouting locations for the tour.