Silos in winter

I painted this out at McGill’s Macdonald Farm today. It’s always a favourite spot because it feels so rural even though it’s on the island of Montreal. There really aren’t many places left on the island where you can find cows, barns, silos and farm machinery. In fact, I can’t think of anywhere else. In the summer the farm is alive with activity but in the winter it’s an unusually tranquil place to spend a few hours sketching.


12 Comments on “Silos in winter”

  1. Wayne Bissky says:

    Everything is wonderful here, but it’s the luminescent sky that is so special . I I love the way you clipped the middle silos rather than giving us the whole view.

  2. John Wright says:

    Hey Shari, whats with the cropping? Stunted silos, stunted tulips…It’s not like you to not plan the composition. What’s your operating theory on this?

  3. John Bartoldus says:

    AU CONTRAIRE! Edward Hopper and other greats like Shari Blaukopf cut off the images to make us imagine where they go once off the page. Bravo Shari !!!

  4. Connie Renaud says:

    I love the winter scenes. They are exceptional. Thank you Shari, you are an inspiration.

  5. Excellent watercolor !

  6. Lee Kline says:

    Shari, my hero. You ALMOST make me wish we received snow in Florida. You make it so beautiful. And to anyone who criticizes how you paint, crop and frame what you make, I say, “Lighten up.”

    • Lee, if you really insist I will send you some snow from here. Or how about if we do a house trade next winter. Wouldn’t you like to spend a few months in my cold car painting snow scenes??

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