A few weeks ago we were taking a walk in the Technoparc Oiseaux in Montreal. The late November end-of-day colours were so striking that it made me gasp. It took me a few weeks to get around to painting it, but I had to see if I could capture the contrast between the warm and the cool tones in the scene. I went back this week and now the wetlands are a solid block of ice, so I’m happy we got to see this before it froze. Painted on a sheet of Arches Rough paper, 22″ x 16″.

34 Comments on “Wetlands”

  1. Linda Uphus says:

    Absolutely beautiful!!! I love the reflection of the sky! Your color choices were perfect!


  2. -N- says:

    Sometimes the play of warm and cool, complementary colors, and just a new scene do leave you breathless at the beauty of the world, no matter the subject. The mood you caught here suggests brisk weather, a volatile sky, and the hint that hard weather is on its way.


  3. Lee Kline says:

    Beautiful! As someone who lives on the wetlands in FL, I appreciate how difficult the scene is to capture. Lee Kline

    Sent from my iPhone


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  4. Michele says:

    This is so beautiful! You definitely captured it. Your last two paintings of nature have been stunning. I truly hope you teach a class in painting the natural world.

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  6. This is just beautiful! Love the colors and the contrast.


  7. lois says:

    Such gorgeous blues, Shari.

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  8. Carol Bershad says:

    Spectacular, Shari!


  9. Sue Fenyvesi says:

    Love this one Shari


  10. Shari, this is stunning!!! I can’t say more than that!

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  11. This is really fabulous…and big! So much to see and take in. Doing your online classes has given me some insight when I look at your work.

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  12. This is so impressive Shari. Absolutely great. I can barely begin to figure out how you did it. Bravo!

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  13. Judy Sopher says:

    This is striking. Just beautiful. The The yellow tones set off the blues and I can’t stop looking at it. One of my favorites.


  14. Barry Van Dusen says:

    REALLY NICE, Shari! I know SO MANY places like this, and have painted quite a few of them, so I know what a challenge they can be. Great handling of the trees and grasses, but what really knocks me out are the clouds reflected in the water- BRILLIANT!


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  16. Marilyn says:

    This is beautiful. I was drawn into the space

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