Red crane

My plan for today was to continue painting red peppers, this time in watercolour. But an opportunity presented itself that was too good to pass up. My street was blocked off for major tree trimming and felling in everyone’s backyards along the power lines. Before I even had time to finish my morning coffee, there were at least a dozen trucks from Hydro Quebec and a tree trimming service parked up and down the street. Massive vehicles, orange cones, men in hardhats, neighbours out taking photos of the giant crane lifting branches over the houses. All too good to miss, especially these days when not much happens anywhere near my suburban neighbourhood.

14 Comments on “Red crane”

  1. TonyU says:

    I’m excited and I’m just reading about it!

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  2. Marylin Smith says:

    I share your joy, Shari…everyone in the whole world knows exactly what you are talking about….greetings from Australia!

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  3. Jean says:

    When I hear “crane” I think “bird”! But your crane is also colourful!


  4. Denise says:

    That scene had you written all over it. Glad you could get out and enjoy!


  5. Richard Lee says:

    Absolutely spellbinding. The wizard of the brush, Shari!


  6. Tracy says:

    I’m so intrigued at how you convey so much without succumbing to too many details…especially with all the trees! A neighbor had an 80-100’ fir tree cut down two days ago and I embraced that as pandemic entertainment too. Very sad that such a large tree had dies though (but I’m glad to not be going into winter worrying about the tree falling on my house!).


  7. Donna says:

    It would take me so long to draw all that equipment! How long did I take you to complete this ? As usual your colors are so pure looking.


  8. Beverley Rankin says:

    I love it! Such vivid colours and joyful description!


  9. Barry Van Dusen says:

    GREAT JOB on a COMPLEX subject, Shari! You know how I admire your treatment of modern vehicles – so carefully observed and FREELY painted! -Barry


  10. How fun that you were able to capture the event in watercolors!!! The other morning something similar was happening in my development and there were men climbing up and sawing off branches right outside my window. Unfortunately I was in the middle of helping my husband shower and get ready for the day. By the time I was free they had already moved on.


  11. Judy Sopher says:

    You are brave to attack such a subject. And end up with a lovely painting. Need to let you know I have a problem with my eight eye and will have surgery in a month. So it is difficult to type. Excuse any typos. After healing, I hope to be back to my old self. I am enjoying your art even if I am not writing as much..


  12. mcammeehan says:

    good for you! making the most of the situation – love the red on those trucks!


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