Selling hats

I have been told that when I am sketching I am oblivious to everything around me (including people taking photos and videos) and, in this case, an impending thunderstorm. I did the drawing for this sketch (and had a nice chat with a vendor trying to sell me some jewelry) and when I turned around to make the long trek back along the hot beach I noticed the blackening sky. In the islands the rain comes upon you very quickly so when I felt the first few drops I hid my precious moleskine (the one with all of my symposium work!) under my shirt and ran the rest of the way back.

Selling Hats

10 Comments on “Selling hats”

  1. Mary says:

    i love your vibrant colours and the way they play with the fun variety of shapes and patterns Shari. This is like a mosaic of colour and your figures move with the rhythm too! 🙂


  2. Valerie Cousins says:

    I enjoy seeing you employ two point perspective–something I’m struggling with at the moment.
    Lovely work!


    • Thanks Valerie. I don’t think much about perspective when I’m drawing. I just draw what I see but I guess you are right about this. I was lucky enough to do a workshop with Frank Ching in Santo Domingo. He wrote the bible for architects on drawing perspective. I will write a post about it soon.


  3. Linda Daily says:

    I just love all the color! Especially those yellow shirts.
    Hope you share your SD sketches with us in PDX!


    • I absolutely plan on bringing them Linda. Especially since I didn’t lose any in the rain.


      • Ethna says:

        Thankyou, Shari, for this and all your posts from the Symposium…I can feel the atmosphere of this amazing place through your work. Can I ask you if you add the pen work before or after you apply the colour?


      • So glad you like them Ethna. There are lots more to come.
        I did the pen work first and then added the colour. In the case of the last two I did the pen work on the spot and then added the colour later. It was just way too hot on the beach to paint. Plus it was a very long walk and I didn’t want to carry anything except the pad and a few pens. There was no way I could have brought any sort of bag along with me.


  4. suzann cromer says:

    Love the looser work you are doing since the Symposium


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