Snow in the lane

I haven’t had time to do much “urban” sketching lately. It’s been more “suburban” and that gets old fast. This week is my spring break at school and I just had to find some excuse to get into town (I needed some paintings framed for an upcoming show) and park somewhere with a view of an interesting back alley. Most of the snow is melted in town (although there’s another monster system on its way tomorrow) but there’s still some vestiges of the last storm in the lanes.


8 Comments on “Snow in the lane”

  1. Where is your upcoming show? Would love to attend…

    • The Lakeshore Association of Artists (of which I am now a member) is having at Spring Show at Fritz Farm in Baie d’Urfé from April 12-14.
      The vernissage is April 12, from 7pm to 9:30 pm. I will have 5 paintings in the show and I’ll also be there on Saturday afternoon from 1:30-5pm. Hope to meet you Sarah!

  2. monbaum says:

    Lovely! Is this done on a small watercolor moleskine sketchbook? I am just wondering how big the sketch is.

  3. Jane Hannah says:

    You are so right when you talk about suburban and the urban differences… for myself I am in a rural setting, and I spend so much time trying to “find” something to paint as it feels as though I am always painting the same themes.

    • Rural is nice and urban is nice but suburban is often new and horrible. That is what I feel I am dealing with most days. That’s why I was so happy to get into town but I guess you feel the same way Jane.

  4. Jane Hannah says:

    Maybe that the most difficult in painting is trying to find interesting angles and subjects… however John Singer Sargeant always said that wherever you set your foot, you look up and you paint it. He never searched for a subject. He said that everywhere that we looked, it was worthy of painting. I guess that is what I have to learn to do… just stop, look and paint — seems simple, huh?

  5. Lee Kline says:

    Nicely caught. Has that “end of the snow” look. I am remebering stepping into ankle-deep slush years ago.

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