On my bedside table these days is a book by the great British watercolour painter Trevor Chamberlain. He is a member of The Wapping Group of Artists, a group who meet every Wednesday to record life in various locations on the river Thames. Check out their work if you want to see some extraordinary marine painting. Every night I read a few pages and I guess it gets me dreaming about painting boats in the mist. I woke up to fog this morning and that meant I had to find a boatyard to paint on my way to work. This was sketched at the Beaconsfield Yacht Club.

18 Comments on “Quiet”

  1. Ross C says:

    Excellent, Shari. Great mood and atmosphere… and the overlapping boat shapes work really well. Worthy of a larger painting… but if you do, I would suggest nudging that tree in the centre.

    • Thanks Ross. Yes, I think it could make a larger painting too and I agree about the tree in the middle. I should have changed i tthis morning but I didn’t have much time.

      • Ross C says:

        Hmmm… that’s a pretty restrained response from you. Not the usual attitude. Are you taking Valium today? : )

      • Ross C says:

        Ignore that last dumb comment… what I would really like to know is what you would change with the composition if you were turning this into a larger painting? More sky… more foreground?

      • I would definitely move the tree and probably add more sky. I think having more height in the trees would be a good contrast to the very horizontal composition.

  2. charles says:

    The colors are perfect for a winter mood. I agree for the tree!

  3. Suzanne says:

    Oh, that’s it. The special light of this morning fog!

  4. Linda Daily says:

    Lovely soft colors,Shari. Thanks for the link to that talented group of painters.
    Wouldn’t you just love to sit in on their weekly meetings?

  5. carolynboll says:

    We live around the corner from here and we have enjoyed many an off season walk there– this captures the bulkiness of boats on land, the greys of winter that evokes the very absence of a summer’s day— everything so perfectly “off” that it brings so many more levels to the work than just what we “see” — love it

  6. Lee Kline says:

    This is lovely and thanks for letting me know about Trevor Chamberlain. I will look him up.

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