The brightest colours

Today I’m catching up on house cleaning and cooking. And also enjoying the fact that we were able to get out to buy some groceries yesterday, since our two weeks of self-isolation are over. I’m really appreciating the fresh vegetables, and you can probably guess what tonight’s dinner will be. And since it’s been raining and dark all day today, I thought I’d use the brightest colours I could find for my sketch. My ink lines are tinted with pigments from Viviva Colorsheets. I’ve used these before, and although I sometimes find them too saturated for urban scenes, these days they seem just right.

32 Comments on “The brightest colours”

  1. jankto says:

    Beautiful. Exactly what I needed to see today. And congratulations on completing your 14 day isolation protocol.


  2. IRENE Reinhold says:

    Hi Shari. I sat in my kitchen today and thought I’d paint the scene in front of me which was yoghurt containers that I had just filled with milk for making yoghurt. I was inspired by your sketch yesterday but just couldn’t do it. So seeing your sketch today I am inspired again. Will try tomorrow.


  3. Cindy says:

    I love your eggplant colors!


  4. mayelalameda says:

    Shari, the vibrancy of your sketch is fantastic. It reminds me of a scene from a Mexican kitchen. Wonderful!


  5. kenneturner says:

    Reblogged this on Becoming is Superior to Being and commented:
    Just one more example of social distancing on WordPress.

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  6. mcammeehan says:

    Beautiful colours and hope you have a lovely dinner


  7. mcammeehan says:

    Have a wonderfully colourful dinner


  8. joantav says:

    The vibrant colors give this so much life!! I went out today and bought an assortment of fresh veggies and was thinking of doing a still life setup with them. I don’t know if mine could measure up to this beauty!


    • Joan, I think that during these difficult times, it’s the process that is more important than the results. Drawing for a bit every day takes me away from the news. A little bit of meditation in the middle of the day!


  9. Stephanie Descoteaux says:

    Oh it’s bright. Like summer light. You are like a wizard!


  10. Betsy says:

    That really sparkles. Looks like a god dinner, too.


  11. tsc69216 says:

    I hope you enjoyed your meal.
    It’s both wonderful and a bit scary to get out after quarantine, no? I’m only going out once in 10 days and people don’t always keep enough distance. That worries me.
    Oh oh those colours… ❤


    • We did enjoy the meal. Yes, getting out of quarantine is a bit scary. So is having things come into the house! I am constantly disinfecting and trying not to be anxious. When I run or walk outside, I cross the street when I see someone. It’s a terrible way to enjoy the outdoors. Stay healthy.


  12. Donna says:

    I’m sorry I missed dinner!!! When I buy veggies now I wonder how they are handled. I even wash bananas. Looked up these ViViVa paints. Interesting. Not sure if you can buy them’s not the time to order them from India.


  13. Denise says:

    Hi Shari, just got to this post today, and glad I did! The colors are so exciting, makes me want to spend the day doing my two favorite things, painting and baking! Thanks for the joy you send along on these posts. A forever fan!


    • Denise, I hope you baked and painted today. I did that yesterday. With four of us in the house now we are really going through lots more food than when it is just me and Spyro. Hope your family is well.


  14. Peri Nilan says:

    Love the bright and cheerful colours! I’ve also discovered that Inktense coloured pencils, when touched with a bit of water, will give you that same intense colour….and much easier to blend and control the edges than watercolour pencils. I am so inspired by your work. Keep it coming!


  15. Connie Miller says:

    There is a bubble of happiness that rises up in me when I read about all the people of this world in the same situation. Because there is so much good coming through. Someone’s bit of humor is just the balm to calm someone far away. The watercolor community has been so supportive of each other. Thank you Shari for continuing to share with your followers your talents and encouragements.


    • You’re right Connie. This is a very unique time in the world. So much bad news each day but yet there has been such a strengthening of online communities. I am happy we are both a part of it.


  16. Marilyn says:

    These look like wonderful colors. Thanks for the reference


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