The last warm day

I spent yesterday afternoon sketching on Mount Royal with friends Marc Holmes (check out his amazing new book!!) and visiting Australian sketcher Jane Blundell.  All three of us sketched the fall colours on the mountain top but we couldn’t fail to notice the crowds going by, heading for the lookout. There were so many people in the park that it made me wonder if anyone works on a Friday afternoon in Montreal. Perhaps they were all tourists, here for the long weekend, but I have a feeling most people left work early to enjoy what might have been the last really warm day of the year.

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14 Comments on “The last warm day”

  1. I love this…..beautiful lighting, the whole nine yards!

  2. Beautiful! I love the shadows and the colours!

  3. Mayela Lameda-Lyver says:

    Beautiful fall sketch. Love the texture on the tree.

  4. loisajay says:

    You make this look so effortless but I have started back with watercolor after years of being away, and it is hard. I try to do a pared down version (very, very pared down!) of your postings. Ha! You do not want to see them! 😀 Your work is beautiful.

  5. TonyU says:

    Wow. What a talented trio all to be painting together at the same time. Wish I’d been there to see it. Hope you get at least a few more days of sunshine.

  6. Alison says:

    You really captured the magical light of this time of year. And as always, the composition is terrific.

  7. M. L. Kappa says:

    Yes, three of my heroes all together. Sounds like a fun day! Lovely autumn sketch 🌺

  8. Love how you captured the warmth in your color choices.

  9. Love the vertical composition and your shadows and light.

  10. Andrea Jeris says:

    Beautiful, but never say LAST warm day. 🙂

  11. Peggy says:

    Lovely. Shari, I am struggling with fall greens and yellows. May I ask what you’ve used here? It’s very tranquil.

  12. lindywhitton says:

    The light and shadows grab my attention and then the lovely tree trunk details steal the show!


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