Thursday, June 04, 2009

Fountain at Place d'Armes

In the centre of Place d'Armes by Notre Dame Basilica is a monument to Montréal's founder, Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve. The work of sculptor Louis-Philippe Hébert, it portrays Maisonneuve surrounded by Charles Lemoyne, Lambert Closse, Jeanne Mance and an Iroquois brave.

The gargoyle like heads of the fountain beneath the statue captured my attention and I made a sketch. I added the wash later and would like to try the piece again in more detail.


Jennifer Rose said...

what an interesting looking fountain :) I love sitting by them as its the next best thing to sitting by water and hearing it :)

your gargoyle head looks good, nice use of hatching for the shadows and he has a very intense look to him :)

Billie Crain said...

Well done, Jeanette! I love gargoyles as subjects and you've done this fella proud.:)

Patty said...

Your work is always impressive, but I just wanted to say that you are doing a wide variety of wonderful things lately --- thanks for sharing them!