Pole to pole

From my deck there’s a great view of the back of the shops along Bearskin Neck in Rockport, and I think I enjoy sketching this more than I do the facades. There’s not a straight building in the bunch and they seem to be held together by a jumble of wires and electric poles. What a great study in repeating patterns of triangular roofs and rectangular shingles.   

16 Comments on “Pole to pole”

  1. I really like this and I’m intrigued by how you handled the subject. I spend quite a bit of time on the Maine coast and like the jumble of weathered buildings and fishing docks there, but it’s sometimes hard for me to simplify the scene enough to tackle it. I’ve been enjoying your Rockport sketches.


  2. Melanie Lewis says:

    What colors do you mix to make your grays? This is beautiful!


  3. Monique says:

    So much detail!
    Hope you offer more classes..hint hint…
    Love all the blues..greys..lines..
    Everything I guess.


  4. Dee says:



  5. what a delightful collection of blues too!


  6. Hi Shari I rolled in your classes but since then I’m travelling How long I can see the videos? Thank you

    Très bonne journée, Renata ➡️ lesimages2renata.com ⬅️ ________________________________

    « Les détails font la perfection et la perfection n’est pas un détail. » Léonard de Vinci ••• ••• •••



  7. I can tell you are relaxing, this is magnificently peaceful! Enjoy your trip, I certainly am. Jacques


  8. Jeff Gold says:

    Hi Shari. Beautiful painting. I love the color in the sky. It brings all the other warm colors (chimneys etc.) together into a unified composition against all those blues. I enjoy your rambling wires-they make for a playful rhythm.


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