Dimanche matin

Carré St. Louis is Montreal’s grandest square. If you’ve walked through it, you know what I mean. It’s surrounded by stately Victorian houses which I’ve sketched in the past, but I’ve never painted it in winter. Since the day was quite overcast I used a limited palette for the soft winter colours — mostly Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna, Cerulean Blue and Ultramarine Blue. Of course for the garland of plastic blooms that adorns the gazebo, I dipped my brush into pure yellow and red. Painted wet-in-wet on a half sheet of Arches 140 lb rough paper, 15″ x 22″.


20 Comments on “Dimanche matin”

  1. Chris Rusk says:

    Really nice

  2. Bernadette says:

    Wonderfully done!

  3. Joëlle says:

    Hello Shari,
    Really nice… as usual !
    You have a new color in your small palette : Lunar Black. What do you do with ? Thank you and hope to see you in Amsterdam !

    • HI Joelle, I hope to see you in Amsterdam too. Yes, I have had Lunar Black in my palette for a while. I don’t use it much for mixing, and I don’t have it in my larger palette, but sometimes when I sketching in the city, I need a real black for signs, poles, wires, etc. It comes in handy!

  4. Love your Comanche Matin scene. Such a nice feeling of depth: foreground, middle and background all read so nicely. As always the color palette is “spot” on. The people feel just right. Excellent! So much to be proud of. Thanks for being an inspiration to so many of us. Best of days to you.
    I think our country is collapsing.

  5. Judy Sopher says:

    Wish I could be there. Really nice painting with the feel of cold and snow. And interesting balance of the gazebo and people with the trees on the right. Did you paint from your car?

    • Thanks Judy. I painted this one in studio. This is too big to paint in the car because it’s a half sheet of watercolour paper. I can only paint those at home.

      • Judy Sopher says:

        Didn’t realize that was a half sheet but should have known. Yes, I can just see trying to use that in the car.
        It is a lovely painting.

  6. Ineke says:

    WOW * what an absolutely beautiful piece!

  7. Leslie says:

    You’ve distilled the Canadian City in winter. Love it!

  8. alklineart says:

    Excellent work, very subtle.

  9. So good Shari. I can feel myself standing there in the cold.

  10. Anna Golash says:

    I like it very much. It is serene without being sad


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