Happy, happy holidays

During the holiday season the beach here fills up with families, and I could draw there all day. It’s great to practice people drawing skills because configurations of chairs and bodies are constantly changing, so you end up relying on memory to fill in a lot of the blanks for colour, shadow and body parts. It’s a great exercise.

I hope that wherever you are during this holiday season, you are having a wonderful time with family and friends. Thanks so much for following along on the blog this year, and sending comments and notes. It’s still a great joy for me to draw, post, and write about my daily sketches. Hope to sketch with you somewhere fun in 2020!

39 Comments on “Happy, happy holidays”

  1. Thank you, Shari, for the ongoing gift of your blog posts — each is a daily delight to open!
    I’m so excited to get to paint with you in San Miguel de Allende in January. Enjoy your beach time in Sanibel while your wheelbarrow is covered in snow awaiting your return. 🙂


    • HI Lisa,
      I’m excited to meet you too, and of course to paint in San Miguel de Allende. I’ve been looking at photos of Montreal this week, and it is completely green. I’m pretty sure there’s no snow on the wheelbarrow, but that could soon change. Hope you have a wonderful holiday. See you soon!

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  2. Bart van Kempen says:

    I look forward to reading/viewing re your painting excursions. Learnt so much in your use of colour. Thank you very much. All the best in 2020.


  3. Donna says:

    Thank you for sharing your blog with all of us. Have a peaceful healthy New Year.


  4. Soni says:

    Thank you for another wonderful year of your wonderful blog

    The Seasons’s very best to you and yours
    and have a wonderful 2020

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Denise says:

    Attending your Virginia workshop was a major highlight of 2019 for me. Your blogs are a continued source of inspiration and information. Thank you for these gifts. All the best to you and your family.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Jean says:

    Thank you for allowing us to peek over your shoulder via your blogs! Best wishes for the holiday season!


  7. udy Sopher says:

    I have so enjoyed following your blog and learning from you. I am thankful I watched your Crafty classes and then learned of your blog. I had given up on watercolor until then. I add my good wishes for a happy year ahead.


  8. Luisa says:

    Best wishes from the wine country in Argentina. I do hope to join you in one of your workshops in 2020. You are a constant source of inspiration. Thanks for your postings.


  9. Bill says:

    Thanks Shari and a Merry Christmas to you and your family. Happy sketching in the new year
    Bill Fagan Urban sketcher Chicago


  10. munchmeister says:

    Joyeuses fêtes !!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. bernadette says:

    Your blog posts are a great source of inspiration, encouragement and learning. I await each post that follows your latest adventures. Thanks for allowing us to learn from your teaching.
    May you be blessed as you have been a blessing to so many.
    Merry Christmas.

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  12. Good Evening Shari,

    Blessings of the Lord be with you and your family always.

    Thanks for sharing quite relaxing sketch.



  13. Diane McDaniel says:

    Merry Christmas Shari !
    Thanks for all the art and color and wisdom. Thanks for sharing your giftings from the Lord with all of us! It is all so very precious and beautiful.

    Looking forward to another new, colorful year!

    God Bless you and yours,

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  14. Hi Shari, thank you for sharing. Happy holidays 😎


  15. Sara Boss says:

    Thank you for your wonderful sharing your wonderful paintings, tips, and inspiration! Wishing you the very best!
    Sara Boss


  16. Hi Shari,

    Thank you so much for sharing..your daily posts inspire the reader. I am so looking forward to meeting and sketching with you in June 2020. Happy Holidays.


  17. Merry Christmas, and beautiful beach scene. I really like how the city in the background adds interest.


  18. joantav says:

    Happy Holidays, Shari! You headed south and I headed north to Maine. It was a brisk 21 degrees when I went out sketching/painting in my “mobile studio” this morning. There are a few tiny patches of snow around but mostly just ice along the edges of the water. Enjoy the warmth of Florida. I would love to be sitting in the warmth of the sun.

    Thank you for sharing so much of your work and your knowledge with all of us this year! Hope to see you somewhere although without the Symposium people are very scattered this year. I’m not sure where I am heading yet.


  19. I wanted to say how much I love your daily sketches, they’re so inspirational. Let’s hope that in 2020 I shall do more sketching and less housework!
    Thanks so very and I look forward to many more, Patsy


  20. AGNES says:

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful work !
    Happy new year Shari !



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