Early spring

Being indoors is making me stir-crazy, and sitting in my car to draw seems too passive these days. So for today’s scribble, I took my pad and my fountain pen to the woods where I walk the dog. There’s never anyone there, so it’s as good as being in isolation at home. Except there are bits of snow and trees to draw. Thirty minutes was about as much as I could stand without gloves, plus it was too cold to paint on site, so I added a bit of wash when I got home.


21 Comments on “Early spring”

  1. Virginia(Ginger) Brown says:

    Love this!!…tx for all the new ones….nice to receive it challenging times like we are all in.

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  2. Judi Moncur says:

    Shari, I love the sharp lines on the trees and the soft violet tones – looks bleak. Living in southern Australia, we are into Autumn, and have lots of colours to paint, I’ve been following your blog for some months now, and have one of your books, though at the moment I’m seriously into pastel painting- but this lovely drawing has reminded me I should try a bit of sketching as well. We all have more time now!

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  3. beth says:

    Beautiful drawing

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  4. Mary B. says:

    I love how you seize the moment.

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  5. Elly Hobgood says:

    Thank you so much for these daily bits of pure joy!

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  6. Felicia says:

    Thanks for braving the cold for us. Spring is going to take a long time to get here this year.

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  7. kenneturner says:

    Reblogged this on Becoming is Superior to Being and commented:
    Having live in the late spring part of our world, I appreciate being here in the desert southwest; still, I appreciate the contrast that can bring us together. — kenne

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  8. Lovely ink and wash! Keep up the inspiring work, spring is peeking around the corner. Laurie 🙂

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  9. Lm Wilt says:

    Shari, I so look forward to and enjoy your daily posts! Laura

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  10. joantav says:

    I like your hatching with the added color. Take care out there.

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  11. angmacleod says:

    Impressive tree! Jane Hannah would like this too! I am trying hard to use art as an escape
    From this ongoing madness, keep on posting
    Because it feels so normal and all I want is
    Normal🙏

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  12. Nice drawing, the snow is gone here. I ordered some Polycromos Pencils today from Deserres, and am waiting to try them out.

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  13. Leslie Blackwell says:

    Gorgeous! Love the textures.

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  14. Bill Fagan says:

    Many thanks for your post during this difficult time

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  15. Peri Nilan says:

    Love it! Quick and loose… and yes, I’m about to do the same thing this afternoon with my little dog in tow! The sun has come out and it actually feels like spring 🙂

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