The focus in my sketches lately has been on big open spaces but it was a comforting change to zero in on a little section of wall, a window box and a few stones. At the start the light was flat but at just the right time the sun came out, giving me some cast shadows to work with. That pushed the window in even deeper and the plants and awning out.


13 Comments on “Souvenirs”

  1. Molly says:

    Hi Shari. I look forward every day to seeing your work. Love it. Can you tell me what kind of pens or pencils you use for the outlines? Thanks.

  2. Ross says:

    Nicely done! What I really like about this composition is the shadow entering the frame from the left side… makes it feel like there is more happening outside this view and it seems to “anchor” what you have drawn. Sometimes when I have tried drawing window/door details like this, the end result just seems to “float” on the sheet of paper… your approach avoids that really well.

  3. I love sketches and paintings like, where there is a central area of full development, and then fades out. Sounds simple, but it really is a practiced and developed skill. Nicely done as always!

  4. tmikeporter says:

    Very much like this. Inspires me to paint from the many photos I’ve taken in Europe. Merci!

  5. Lee Kline says:

    So nicely made. Great memories of Old Montreal last October. Thanks so much.

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