I just got back from a week of much drawing in Montreal, but before that I had a few days working in Edmonton - but my "working" always allows for a bit of drawing. So before pictures from la belle province, a few from l'huile province.
I met with well-known artist and urban-sketcher Yong Fei Guan to draw on Whyte Avenue, which I think is the only lively street in Edmonton. Drawing in public attracts some strange people (birds of a feather...), and fortunately this time it was Fei who got the attention from the wandering proselytizing spiritualist-anarchist-vegetarian. He came well prepared, with printed tracts, poems, cartoons and an endless monologue. Fei handled him well and cheerfully, and even got a few drawings done. And they held their poses for me to draw a lot longer than most people do.
I forgot to bring my watercolours with me to Edmonton, and I missed them so much that I went to Chapters and bought a replacement set - from Crayola, complete with a lovely yellow plastic palette, mixing tray and brush. They were suitable for ages 4 and older, so I was qualified to use them. They made reasonable colours, and I figured I could even eat them in a pinch. All for $5. So take that, you people who fly off to Sennelier in Paris for your paints!