Parc des Rapides

I didn’t realize how much I needed to get out of the house until… I got out of the house. Taking a little drive to a local Montreal park was almost as exciting as taking a road trip out of town. We found this beautiful oasis at Parc des Rapides in Lasalle, with red winged blackbirds, ducks and families of geese and goslings. Nothing out of the ordinary really, but it was a different view and I was happy to spend a few hours looking out at the water. I was really hoping it sketch the rapids but that area was blocked off, probably because the paths are too narrow to safely keep pedestrians six feet apart. I guess that will be the norm for this summer. Sketched in an Etchr sketchbook under the shade of a willow tree.

13 Comments on “Parc des Rapides”

  1. TonyU says:

    A happy day indeed! And proof again that the simplest pleasures can mean so much.

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  2. beth says:

    how beautiful and glad you had a chance to get out

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  3. Richard says:

    Dang that water looks wet!


  4. sandidureice says:

    HI Shari, I love all these greens. Beautiful strong colours. Such a mass of different greens. I have all your classes and your book; very, very instructive, and generous with your information. I am learning a lot about colour and brushwork. Thank you.

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  5. lindsay Friedlander says:

    I know how you feel about sketching out in plain air – feels so good.i’d be Interested to know what you think of the Etchr sketchbooks. Thanks.


  6. Dianne Waite says:

    A really clear example of the difference between what photo records and the eye sees. Thanks Shari! Enjoy the springtime.


  7. Heli Naik says:

    This is so nice. Going out of house and spending some time with nature really helps. I can’t go out like you but whenever I feel low, I sit in my backyard with cup of tea. I will surely try to paint in my backyard next time soon.

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  8. Uma Maheswar Nakka says:

    Good Morning dear Shari,

    Very beautiful sketch indeed. When I read all the comments followed with your kind and homely replies, makes me feel that we are all a very large family.

    God bless you and your whole family added with my blessings.


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  9. …..such delicate handling and fresh treatment


  10. Nice painting, Montreal is a dense urban city, but it also has some impressive greenspaces. I remember hiking up Mount Royal with my parents when I was 12 years old. And the sea of green trees reaching into the downtown.


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