Two daughters, two trips. And look at the coincidence in the fact that the names of both cities translate, roughly, as 'royal mountain!' I'm sure that means something. Somehow. Somewhere.
K and I leave early tomorrow morning and return Sunday night. I'll wager there aren't lots of rocks and water scenarios in Montreal, though there is the Saint Lawrence river so qui sait?
We've had a very nonwatery period here---a whole week of record-breaking heat (several 100F days) and no rain in sight. I'm trying not to succumb to PTSD--- the memories of our recent, prolonged and intense drought are , however, powerful.
And apropos of nothing watery, here is an ink and watercolor rendering of cardoons from my front garden:
8 1/2" x 11", dip pen and Higgins russet ink and Schmincke watercolors on 140lb CP Acquerello Italia paper.
For those of you interested in learning all about ink and wash techniques, please check out my dear friend Cathy (Kate) Johnson's website and Cafe Press store. She's published over 30 art instructional books and is now offering a whole slew of fantastic cds on ink and wash, plein air sketching, and other mediums and methods! There's no better source for art instruction than generous, ubertalented Kate! See you in Montreal!