October boatclub

With a bit of time, on good paper, in a warm studio, with no wind and with a limited palette, I repainted yesterday’s scene of Pointe Claire Village at dusk. The limited palette: Cerulean Blue, Indanthrene Blue, Indigo, Alizarin, Burnt Sienna and Ochre. Now that I list it, it doesn’t seems that limited, but it is mostly blues with just a touch of warmth in the trees. The reason for the limited palette: there was hardly any colour at that time of day. Mostly highlights and silhouetted darks but a general absence of colour.


14 Comments on “October boatclub”

  1. kari says:

    The monochromatic color scheme lends a marvelous moodiness to the scene.


  2. Jane Hannah says:

    Hi Shari — love it! The distance between the subject and you makes it an awesome landscape… it almost feels as if it was in a mountainous region with those clouds. And just to let you know that I have bought a copy of your book too –)))


  3. Alison says:

    Lovely. I know this silhouette well and you have done it justice… capturing the quaint and the “hauntedness” at dusk. Thanks for list of blues. Very interesting!


  4. TonyU says:

    Hi Shari. Could somehow sense from your commentary that you were itching to have another more leisurely go at it! But notice that you’ve been careful not to say which version you prefer. No doubt because you feel each has its own merits? Both make me wish I’d been there to see it myself. Best, Tony. (PS Self discipline at this end …. I’m saving your book for my Christmas list.)


    • Hi Tony,
      You always ask the difficult questions and seem to know when I am on the fence about things. I don’t know which I prefer. Sometimes with time I form stronger opinions. I like the first one for the spontaneity and the way the clouds are done. I like the village better on this one. I think I just may have to go back there and see if I can do a better job on the spot.


  5. wuauuuuu really nice
    Tell me how long took you this nice water color?
    thank you
    Bye Renata


  6. Joan says:

    I love this one, but not more than the other. It’s the mood that you’ve captured so well.


  7. Like the challenge you’ve taken on: there are times of the day with such accented light – early mornings and late afternoons – yet there are also those artistically neglected times: the middle of a cloudy afternoon or the moments after the final rays of sunlight have subsided. Very nice work as always, and the touches of detail on the house and church are winner!


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