Car bumpers

While I was painting car bumpers from my office window, there was a bumper car incident on Beaver Hall Hill in downtown Montreal. Glad I was painting instead of driving at the time.


28 Comments on “Car bumpers”

  1. gaelle1947 says:

    Oh my! careful what you paint next!!! Perhaps melting snow would be good? Great work, as usual!


  2. carolberryartdesign says:

    Such a steep roadway – and apparently they had not salted in advance of the freezing rain? I grew up driving in Montreal (across the lake from Beaconsfield in the Chateauguay area) but no amount of experience can save you in that situation!

    Glad you are safe and painting inside 🙂


    • You’re right, if you are coming down that steep hill with no salt or sand on the road, there’s no escaping the pile up. At least they were going really slowly so no injuries during all of this. Just a bit of craziness.


  3. shape and edge say it all-awesome sketch.
    thanks for posting it.


    • Thanks Holly. You are so right about shape and edge. In fact, I wish I would have had some good watercolour paper with me instead of a sketchbook. This would have been so much more interesting with a rougher paper where I can get the snow edges by using a dry brush.


  4. ChesapkLady says:

    You sure do make magic Shari, with these very unmagical scenes!


  5. That video is quite something! Your perspective on the snow is much safer 🙂


  6. Bernadette says:

    Your expert touch added to an ordinary scene makes for such an interesting painting. As I have said before, your work is eye candy. I love it all,
    Thank you for sharing such inspirational segments of your life looking out the office window.



  7. Amazing what you’ve done with this everyday subject. Elevating the mundane. What a great urban sketch 🙂


  8. Soni says:

    Wow – better than a movie script except for financial hardship & terror experienced

    But great subject selection beautifully done as always- you never fail to entertain & amaze me

    Thank you


  9. Carolyn says:

    I would have found this scene very dull and uninteresting but you turned it into a fascinating play of shadows. Love it.


  10. Judy Sopher says:

    This is wonderful, Shari. I love snow scenes and this is just so different from any other. Always amazed by your work.


  11. what a fresh new way to look at snow! I love those rear windows especially that the car on the left has less snow on it’s window. beautifully observed and captured.


  12. Despite what you say about not being able to sketch great cars, you nailed these!!! I can’t relate too much to the slippery autos and buses, the snow here melts before it hits the ground! Jacques


  13. Elizabeth Snook says:

    This watercolor sketch made me smile. I especially like the footprints and tracks. Such an ordinary scene – maybe that’s what gives the sketch it’s charm.


  14. joantav says:

    I like your birds-eye view of the snow on the cars as well as the tire tracks and footprints. This made me smile…and made me glad you have the snow and not me. lol


  15. cavepainter says:

    I like the subtlety of color. 🙂


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