Lock #3

My big outing today was to Parc des Ancres on the Soulanges Canal. I’ve painted at this location years ago, and it was thrilling to return to sketch the water falling from the old Lock #3. It’s a dramatic sight, accompanied by a deafening soundtrack of falling water. Everything is massive in the scene. The huge beams at the top of the lock, the plates of rusty metal that form a vertical wall behind the falls, and of course the flow of water. I painted quickly, I think inspired by the movement of the falls. I also took lots of photos, with a thought to perhaps a larger watercolour of this scene.

14 Comments on “Lock #3”

  1. Ghislaine Gargaro says:

    I would like to paint this scene but I doubt that we will find ourselves in Montreal. Great work

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  2. joantav says:

    I can almost hear the deafening roar of the water. Nicely done!

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  3. Laurie Murray says:

    I love the fluid movement of your painting!

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  4. Uma Maheswar Nakka says:

    Good Afternoon dear friend Shari,

    The fall and the fluid flow are the highlights.

    Blessings from Uma


  5. Stephanie Descoteaux says:

    Spring has sprung and so have you… Your paintings are just exploding with life and energy!
    Very beautiful, as usual.

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  6. Donna says:

    You have definitely captured the flow. Assumed you used white out of the tube for some of the water flow? Looking forward to a larger painting of this.

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  7. Brilliant painting, bright, bold colors and strokes, I just love it!


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