"Up the Hill in Quebec City"
At Hotel de Coutellier in Vieux Port
5" x 7" Ink and Watercolor
Arrived here after attending a family wedding in Vermont. We are in a very charming hotel in the old port, just below the only walled city north of Mexico. The weather is a challenge for us Californians - windy, overcast, showers, and wind chill factor at the freezing point. I layered on everything I brought, including my hot pink bicycling wind vest. Today we are promised higher temperatures and hope to ride along the St. Lawrence River on our folding bikes. We enjoyed delicious Quebecois cuisine at Aux Ancient Canadians last night. The previous evening we had wonderful mussels at a Belgian Restaurant attached to our hotel. Lots of walking, sightseeing, and a two-hour bus tour to familiarize ourselves with the sights.
I used a permanent marker and my Koi field set of watercolors with water brush to depict this scene from our room. I love this old French city, with a very European flavor. I've stayed here twice before, and this is Bob's first visit. We are some 200+ miles north of my son Jeff's home in Vermont.