Little bay

There was a rare calm near the lake today, which made it especially nice for sketching. Sailboats motoring in and out of the still water, a young boy fishing from the shore, families strolling by with ice cream cones, grandparents on lawn chairs in the park. The school year has not yet begun for most young people, which is what gave the day a lazy summer feeling. It was as if all parents took the day off work to be with their kids. I sketched looking out at the lake, but I listened to the happy sounds behind me of families enjoying the last days of summer. Sketched on Winsor & Newton paper, 9″ x 12″.


31 Comments on “Little bay”

  1. raghulam says:

    Beautiful .. I also want to experience Painting Outside .. Soon 😊

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  2. Beverley Rankin says:


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  3. Shari, Simply stunning. Are you selling it? One of my all-time-favorites, and that is practically impossilble to arrive at, keep up that joyful spirit, it always lifts me up.

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  4. Judy Sopher says:

    Shari, this really conveys a feeling of peace-and quiet. It is just lovely.

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  5. Bernadette says:

    I think your painting reflects your contentment and joy of the day. It is a beauty!


  6. A lovely painting. It captures and reflects the day you are describing.


  7. Fernanda Fernandes says:

    This painting is so beautiful and quiet…I love your whatercolours


  8. Alison says:

    Aaaaahhhhhh…. I can feel the calm. Hasn’t it been the most amazing weather this last week or so. Too bad you are back teaching already. Glad you made time to do this sketch.


  9. James Hancock says:

    Love the beauty and simplicity of the treatment of this scene!😅


  10. Villoo says:

    Beautiful! However simple you may make it look I would never be able to replicate it!


  11. Anthonia Chinasa Nneji says:

    Beautiful and peaceful


  12. Gil Zarins says:

    Your design skills, so deep, I delight in seeing what you keep coming up with!


  13. andre savard. says:

    Beautifull, this sail boat is just waiting for a nice breexe to go, Tipical lakeshore scene.
    Well done.


  14. TonyU says:

    Lovely sketch Shari. No surprise there …. but I still can’t believe how different your washes look on the W&N paper.


  15. What a perfect spot in its simplicity. Well done, Shari!


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