Eric in his garden (Parc Baldwin community garden, early May.) Pen and watercolor, 9"x 6". Click image for larger view.
This was the scene in the community garden in early May, a couple of weeks ago. I spent several evenings on this illustration; one to do the drawing and a couple of others working on the color.
The fence on the left separates our garden from a large community swimming pool. It's still too cold in Montreal to swim, but work crews have been cleaning the pool to get it ready to fill, probably in early June. I'll try to do an illustration later on of the many people enjoying the pool - on hot days it gets absolutely packed, and the two side of the fence make an amusing contrast. We've planted a lot of flowering vines and tall plants along the fence, to make this aspect of urban life more pleasant for everyone, bathers and gardeners alike.