All in one

After I posted a few images from yesterday’s vernissage at Galerie Carlos, my friend Suhita commented: Shari, I know you’ve posted these paintings along the way on the blog, but it would be so lovely to post them in one blogpost, so those of us that can’t come see the show in person can still look at it all together and pretend we’re there. So here you go, Suhita. The whole lot of them, including the last two which don’t really fit the theme of Montreal winter scenes but are in there anyway because I like them.

Villeray sous la pluie, watercolour, 15″ x 11″
Rue Lakeshore, watercolour, 15″ x 11″
William and Ottawa, watercolour, 22″ x 15″
Griffintown, watercolour, 22″ x 15″
Carre St. Louis, watercolour, 22″ x 15″
Brothers, watercolour, 22″ x 15″
Corner Pizza, watercolour, 20″ x 16″
One way street, watercolour, 20″ x 16″
San Pietro, watercolour, 22″ x 15″
Marche Raphael, watercolour, 20″ x 16″
Blue and Rust, watercolour, 20″ x 16″
Yesterday’s Boats, watercolour, 20″ x 16″

55 Comments on “All in one”

  1. pavesina says:

    Wow. Shari was right. It’s amazing to see them all together. You are an inspiration!
    (see you in Amsterdam, I’m taking your workshop)

  2. TonyU says:

    Great to see all of these in one post Shari …. although it was good to see you too in the earlier one! And how could you possibly have left the big award winner out of the exhibition!

  3. karim waked says:

    Blue and Rust is one of my all time favourite!


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  4. Debra Ganong says:

    Shari these do look wonderful all together! So fun to see them all “in person” yesterday. And if the last two are technically outside the theme they fit in super well in tone. Thanks for all your work!

  5. Shari, your portfolio of winter in Montreal is awesome. Your artwork features such intricate details. Thanks for sharing the entire collection.

  6. gaelle1947 says:

    I’m really glad that Suhita offered up that suggestion!!! Thanks for following up on that Shari.

  7. Marion Hodge says:

    Thanks for sharing these scenes of Montreal, Shari – they all speak to me on such a soul level. Ever since I was a little kid I have been drawn to the shapes, colours and textures of urban structures and streets. Anyone remember lower Westmount as you were coming into town from Pointe Claire, on the commuter train?

  8. Denise G. says:

    Ohhhhhhhhh what a treat to get to e-attend your show!!! 🙂 Thank you!!…Definitely the next best thing to being there to see them all in person. Congrats on a beautiful show.

  9. Brilliant, Suhita. Brilliant, Shari!!!!!
    What paper do you use to get these amazing effects? Just beautiful, congratulations, Shari!!!
    Waiting for that book… 🙂

    • It was a good suggestion from Suhita, right?? Appreciated by many.
      The 16 x 20 paintings are done on handmade Two Rivers paper from the UK. It is very rough and uneven but also keeps the colour very well and can take a real beating. The other ones are done on Arches Rough. I am liking that more and more these days for larger paintings since I like to get some texture on the buildings and roads.

  10. connyb says:

    Thanks for letting us see the paintings up close and personal. They are lovely scenes. Your use of shapes and colors are beautiful! Now I can’t wait til April when your book comes out! Got it on pre order.

    • Thanks so much Conny. I’m happy I posted these. And I also can’t wait for the book to come out. I only have one copy to show around, but it should be out in a few weeks and you will get yours soon.

  11. Dianne Kubik says:

    Stunning! Thanks for posting them.

  12. i was thinking the same thing about wanting to see them!! they are all so gorgeous!

  13. Anne says:

    No one can paint wet streets like you can!

    • Anne, this winter in Montreal we have our fair share of wet and icy streets. If I can’t figure out how to paint the wet streets, I’m afraid there will be nothing left to paint. As you can see, I’m looking forward to spring. Thanks for writing.

  14. Barbara Ann Beynon says:

    Thanks for following up so quickly on Suhita’s excellent suggestion. Seeing them together like this is really a treat!

  15. loisajay says:

    I am always amazed at the amount of detail in your paintings, Shari. These are phenomenal. Winners, all!

  16. Sue says:

    I love the green in Griffintown, and Corner Pizza is a great perspective

  17. Linds says:

    Wow dude, this is absolutely amazing. Hat’s off. Your style is is so intriguing, impressive, and inspiring (and so many more positive and beautiful adjectives, I just wanted to stick with the I’s). I look forward to seeing more of your work! (:

  18. Thank you, it’s fun to look at them like this in sequence. And I can come back and stop and stare at a different one each time!

  19. Anne Percival says:

    Thankyou Shari…..and Suhita for suggesting it. I just love these subtle shades…and the reflections are to die for!

  20. hilda5462 says:

    She was right! Thanks Shari! I really enjoyed seeing all these together! 🙂

  21. Monique says:

    Standing Ovation:)

  22. Kirk Whiteside says:

    Nice show!

  23. Fred Wissemann says:

    I never heard that word vernissage used before. Thanks for sharing your paintings. You have an unforced style that I really appreciate. You transform the most mundane scenes into special places………………………Fred

    • Thanks so much Fred. Most of us who live in Montreal use French and English words interchangeably. I always assume everyone knows what vernissage means. But glad you figured it out. And thanks for the kind words about my works. Much appreciated.

  24. This was a great idea. Thank you Suhita for the suggestion.
    Coming from someone who follows your blog, but, wouldn’t have the opportunity to visit your show, I really enjoyed seeing all the works displayed in a single post.

  25. I really enjoyed your “show”! I particularly love Brothers and One way street.

  26. Jo says:

    These are lovely. Thanks for posting this online exhibition, Shari, and thanks, Suhita, for suggesting it.

  27. Gina Bisaillon says:

    Thank you for recording these places while they are still there and mostly intact! So many Montreal landmarks have disappeared – it’s very sad for someone like me going back after being away over 20 years.

  28. Bob Carrifee says:

    Shari, I finally figured out why I enjoy your paintings so much. It’s not the top half, though your skies are great, it’s the bottom half that grabs me, the reflections in the wet pavement, in the puddles, in the water, that’s what I really love! Inspirational! Can’t wait for your book to be delivered!

  29. Carolyn says:

    Hope all gies well with your exhibit! Beautiful paintings! As always …..

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