The town

Just getting round to scanning some of my summer paintings as I prepare for “Art by the Lake”, the outdoor show of the Lakeshore Association of Artists that will take place on September 10 & 11. I painted this in June in Rockport, MA, but with travelling, workshops and family stuff, I haven’t had much time to sit at my scanner.

I love this view of Rockport from Old Harbor Road. You can sit out on a pier and look back at the town that, from that angle, almost seems to be stacked on top of rocks and ladders. Painted on Saunders Waterford CP paper, 15″ x 11″.


27 Comments on “The town”

  1. Nicholas DeLuca says:

    Wonderful !


  2. Barb says:

    lovely maritime scene. I am fascinated by colour mixes for rocks and stones and have just found the book by Sharon Finmark at the library– what a treasure. i also just download the second of your Craftsy courses. Yipee! but where to start! Thanks for posting this one Shari


    • Thanks so much for writing Barb. I will have to look about the book by Sharon Finmark. And I hope you love the Craftsy class!


      • Barb says:

        Oops ! Sorry Shari , i was so excited i forgot to give you the name of the book. 600 watercolour Mixes……. wonder reference. I also down loaded the Kindle version . Enjoy your new Semestra.and the coming colourful season..grazie BArb


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  4. Soni says:


    Proving once again you are the master of beautiful & multi varied grays – not omitting wonderful composition

    Sending happy thoughts as well



  5. Archambault says:

    Love them all, thanks for sharing these beauties while traveling, teaching, painting and holding up the fort. Wishing all goes well for you and your family


  6. Jeff Gold says:

    Beautiful harmonious colors. And a very compelling composition and as Soni (above) said, beautiful grays. Striking, as always!


    • Thanks so much Jeff. It was a composition that I really enjoyed drawing. When I’m in Rockport I have the luxury of time which makes it a pleasure to pick challenging scenes. Hope all is well with you.


  7. Judy Sopher says:

    Shari, this is just gorgeous. In a month husband and I are going to Rockport, Maine and other coastal places. I hope to get a lot of sketching in. You are so inspiring.


  8. This piece is so impressive– as are all of your pieces! This type of scene is really complicated and you’ve managed to simplify it, capture the light, and convey the feel of this coastal town. Beautiful!


  9. Fred says:

    Great art


  10. Monique says:

    Always beyond amazing:)


  11. Alison says:

    Wonderful mood. Those touches of yellow are perfect. The trees are masterful!


  12. Louise Boyer says:

    Impressive Shari, looks complexe to draw!


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