Sunday woods

 It’s an abrupt start to winter, isn’t it? It feels like I was painting boat scenes only a few weeks ago. But the snow arrived suddenly and seems to be sticking around in Montreal, much to my delight. Usually I can only paint scenes like this on my winter school holiday in January. 

At -10C, it’s was too cold this morning to be outside with an easel, so this one was painted in my warm studio, after a walk with Alice.  These days, Arches rough paper is working well for me, and I am in the process of working with some different brushes which I will write about soon, probably when my school semester is over. I’m long overdue to update my materials page too, but again, it will be in a few weeks when I have more time. In the meantime, I’m just happy to sneak in a few hours to paint every few days.


42 Comments on “Sunday woods”

  1. Diane Young says:

    Such a beautiful painting

  2. M. L. Kappa says:

    Yes, those boats seem like just yesterday! Beautiful snow, though…

  3. Joyful Puttering says:

    I am not a painter….but appreciate those of you who are. I love when one of your e-mails pop up…your work just makes me happy. We had our first snowfall and our backyard looks out into a woods….just like this. Thank you for capturing it so beautifully….what a gift you have!

  4. gaelle1947 says:

    Oh my! your painting is superb….I feel like I should be putting on sunglasses – how well you’ve captured the strong reflected sunlight on the snow. Your winter paintings make me LOVE our cold season and the magical scenes it presents to us. As we stopped and smelled the roses in the summer, we can also stop and inhale the pristine diamond-speckled landscapes (and cityscapes) after a snowfall.

  5. lolliejack says:

    Really loving this one Shari!

  6. DiniAlice says:

    Wow! That rough paper really worked for this now didn’t it?

  7. Love the color or the birches and shadows!

  8. Jeff Gold says:

    This is one of your very best winter scenes as far as I’m concerned. The composition is very compelling with the large rocks and shadows in the foreground and that beautiful band of warm colors at the high horizon. And I LOVE the purple trees with the lively rhythm of varied verticals. And it’s all backlit. WOW!

  9. Just love the light in this one !

  10. Linda Murray says:

    Beautiful Shari! Just beautiful 😊

  11. sue fenyvesi says:

    I love the purple, this looks like an actual photo to me. Wow, amazing job.

  12. Leslie Blackwell says:

    Wow! Glorious snow scene!

  13. Sadje says:

    As usual, a beautiful painting. 👍😊

  14. Ellie says:

    Awesome! Love the way you capture light. The blue shadow on the snow is amazing.

  15. Judy Sopher says:

    Can’t add anything to all that has been written. I love your snow scenes. I guess I love snow.( except for the driving.) Does the snow usually stick around all winter once it has arrived? It did in North Dakota but not here.

  16. Bernadette says:

    Great composition! This one is a beauty, so inviting and dramatic. Feels like I am right up front and center enjoying the spectacular view. Thank you.

  17. Terry H. says:

    So lovely! I can FEEL the chill from that snow!

  18. hilda5462 says:

    Lovely snow, Shari! 🙂

  19. Connie Bigelow says:

    Love all the shadows! They just make the whole painting pop> The choice of colors is supberb!

  20. joantav says:

    Those beautiful blue shadows make this scene look so cold! Enjoy the snow!!


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