Salt marsh view

Looking out at dusk towards Folly Island, I see herons and egrets flying low over the salt marsh. It’s not outdoor sketching weather in South Carolina today, in fact it’s almost as cold as a Montreal day in late March, but I’m happy to have this view. Palms, even in chilly weather, are about as exotic as you can get for a Montrealer. Sketched in a Fluid Field watercolour journal, from a room with a view. 

24 Comments on “Salt marsh view”

  1. TonyU says:

    Hope you enjoy your break … both from work and from your 100 people challenge!

    • If you can believe it, I sketched more people in the airport! But it’s great to get away and so nice to use colour again. I’m looking forward to lots of sketching this week. Lots of things to look at here including fishing boats! Old and rusty ones that I have my eye on. Hope you’re well.

  2. gaelle1947 says:

    A well-deserved break for you – Must be such a treat to sketch something that doesn’t get up and move away! As always, a most pleasant “interface” for us viewers today.

  3. Lisa daniels says:

    Hi Shari
    Where are you in South Carolina?

  4. Very nice palm trees especially for a Montrealer.

  5. SusanA says:

    I love your view, Shari. We vacation on Folly’s neighbor, Kiawah Island, and spring is my favorite time of year in the Lowcountry, even if it is chilly. Have you been to Shem Creek or Rockville? Lots of interesting boats, homes, landscapes, and waterways to sketch and paint!

  6. joantav says:

    Enjoy painting views that aren’t covered in snow for a while. Lovely!!! Enjoy the warmer temps and the southern hospitality.

  7. alicekolb2 says:

    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your vacation! Hope the weather turns warmer. Your wc admirer! Alice Kolb


  8. Susan Power says:

    Enjoy your posts very much. Nice visual break even from milder Toronto.

  9. Jean says:

    Hubby and I were going to visit SC but had to postpone. I am eager to see your paintings and hear about your daytrips and about what Wildlife you see,( including snakes and spiders, which you need not draw for us!!). I loved this palm tree scene, as I shiver in Winnipeg!

  10. johnahancock says:

    Ah, welcome the S.E. coast of the US … in a record cold snap! Nice job getting an image “through the looking glass” though. Be careful of the wind tomorrow and Wednesday behind the storm!

  11. Gil Zarins says:

    Great composition, love those palms!

  12. Janine says:

    What a lovely sketch! How do you like this sketchbook compared to the linen covered ones w/the lighter weight paper? Is it the one with the blue cover and 140# cp paper that you’ve used?

  13. James Hancock says:

    HI Shari just wondered what type of pen or pencil you use to sketch the basic outline in your paintings?
    James Hancock

    • Hi James. I just use a basic mechanical pencil when I sketch. I like the soft B lead because it doesn’t dent the paper.

      • James Hancock says:

        Thanks Shari,
        I will try to follow your training online.
        I am a 73 year old former graphic artist who went to OCAD in Toronto trying to get myself painting again now that I have the time. Any suggestions for some who is rusty to get started?
        Have a great day
        James Hancock

  14. James Hancock says:

    Hi Shari,
    Are you planning any workshops in the Ottawa or Montreal area in the next few months?
    James Hancock
    Thorne Lake, Quebec

    • Hi James. I am not planning anything local this coming summer. The only place I’ll be teaching is at the Urban Sketchers symposium in Chicago. I can add you to my mailing list for future workshops if you’d like. Thanks for writing.

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