Flat grey

Grey. That’s what these mid-November days are like when the trees are bare. The signs of winter surround us — driveway markers are up, leaves have been raked, outdoor furniture is stored — but winter is not fully here for me until the snow falls. My greys were painted today with a limited palette in gouache: Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Umber, Cadmium Yellow and White. And of course a few dots of red for contrast.

26 Comments on “Flat grey”

  1. Ray says:

    One of my favourites. Great!


  2. Bernadette says:

    Sooo nice! It’s a beauty, driveway markers and all.


  3. Denise says:

    You can make these colors glow even with the gouache! Such a lovely scene.


  4. -N- says:

    I assume the driveway markers show where the drive is in snow . . . we don’t get it here! Remarkably beautiful colors, especially with the limited palette.


  5. Angmacleod says:

    It still vibrant and engaging! Well done!!


  6. It still vibrant and engaging! Well done!!


  7. I love what you are doing with gouache and a limited palette. Your colors are clean, nice. Thank you for sharing the colors.


  8. Dear Shari, Great sketch. Hey thanks for using my watercolor bowl in your demo.. Eileen


  9. Laura Kate says:

    It seems that even though your days are grey, there is enough light to give some deep shadows. I really like the palette of yellow and grey.


  10. Peggy says:

    Driveway markers! That’s a new one on me. I’m anxious to see your paintings with gouache when it snows.


    • Yes, we need those here so the snow removal trucks don’t end up driving over the lawn, or worse, ending up in the ditch. It is supposed to snow later today, but it may be gone by tomorrow. Hope not, but we’ll just have to see if there temperature goes up and melts it all.


  11. karim waked says:

    Such great light Shari xx

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  12. edda blume says:

    Love this Shari! Substantial and light at the same time. Also, your gouaches look like oils


  13. Judy Sopher says:

    Nice gouache painting. The yellow makes it look less like a (pre) winter scene to me and I love the combination of color.

    When do you decide to use gouache vs. watercolor?


  14. Flowerpoet says:

    Wonderful artistry!! You have turned a grey day into beautiful art and put a bit of magic into November.


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