Church and school

I set up my easel in the park, in the shade of a big tree. Not much of a view across the big field, but lots of smiles from people walking by. I think we all felt a sense of freedom, and gratitude as well, for being outside, for the nice weather, and for the fact that we can see friends again, even if it’s only outside and only in small groups. We’ll take that.

I painted today with a 1.5 inch flat brush on a quarter sheet of Saunders Waterford 140 lb Rough paper. With a brush like that you can cover a lot of territory. A whole field, in fact. As I was packing up, a bank of clouds moved in behind the church, which probably would have made for a more interesting composition, but I was so happy just to be out there that the experience meant more to me than the result.

7 Comments on “Church and school”

  1. TonyU says:

    So happy for you that you’re out painting again! And your painting makes me happy too.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I really like the way you paint the grass patch with shades of green and direction of strokes. Happy weekend to you.


  3. Stephanie Wright says:

    I too live in Pointe Claire. I love seeing these familiar places through your artists eye.


  4. Pastor Cathy says:

    Church and school


  5. Uma Maheswar Nakka says:

    Good Evening dear friend Shari,

    Knowledge and Divinity both stand together.

    Very valuable sketch inspiring Divine wisdom.

    Great you are.

    Blessings to you and your family.


  6. Elly Hobgood says:

    Painted directly with no drawing or minimal drawing?

    Sent from my iPad



  7. joantav says:

    Glad you were able to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. This came out really nice. Of course the sky waited until you were done to so something special…typical. I’m happy lately if I just get outside on my patio for a few minutes…and today I actually had a little time to sit there and paint too. Life here is still crazy.


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