Rivière à l’Orme

If you stick to the green trail in Angell Woods you might miss this, but a few metres off the path you’ll find Rivière à l’Orme, which seems at that point much more like a stream than a river. I painted a view of it on a warmer day a few weeks ago, but this week after several snowfalls, it calls for cooler colours on my palette — mostly Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna with a tiny bit of Naples Yellow added in both for warmth and for opacity in the greys. Painted on a quarter sheet of Arches Bright White Rough paper, 140 lb.


37 Comments on “Rivière à l’Orme”

  1. Liane says:

    Absolutely beautiful deep blue stream 💙

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  2. Liane says:

    Absolutely beautiful deep blue water 💙

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  3. Judy Sopher says:

    Wow! This is striking.

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  4. Nancy says:

    A great
    Perspective,blues outstanding, love it.

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  5. Jeff Gold says:

    The central area reflection seems so true to the sky and surroundings. How you manage these magical moments is still a mystery to me. I see what you’ve done but I don’t know how you manage to conceive of and actually make it happen. Viva la values! Beautiful.

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  6. Pegret Harrison says:

    This is a particularly gorgeous piece. Did you paint from a photo or in situ?

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  7. murraylh says:

    The stream pulls me right in. You’re so good at painting snow!Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S9, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone

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  8. Love it even more after taking your winter sketching class! Thanks again!

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  9. lois says:

    I am always amazed and impressed with your very minimal color palette.

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  10. Gale Courtney says:

    I am so happy to have found your Sketchbook!

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  11. Barry Van Dusen says:

    WHOA, Shari! VERY EFFECTIVE use of a limited palette! LOVE the way you pushed the blue in the water, and the Naples Yellow (which I don’t have on my palette – but maybe I should!) makes such marvelous grays. -B

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    • Thank you so much Barry. It makes me happy when I give you colour ideas. Let me know what you think of Naples Yellow. I recently tried Jaune Brillant because I saw someone use it, but it’s a bit of a strange colour. A little peachy looking and not as useful as Naples Yellow, at least for the way I paint.

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  12. cindy says:

    Just beautiful!

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  13. Kmor says:

    The colour of the water looks simply luscious

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  14. Bernadette says:

    Simply wonderful, masterfully done! Love, love, love it. Lucious.

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  15. Linda Murray says:

    This is just gorgeous, Shari!! Wow!!!

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  16. Beautiful! There’s such a difference in the color palette in both paintings. I love the warmth of the first one, but the dramatic darker colors in this really call to me. Bravo!

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  17. Iona says:

    Wow, just gorgeous! Love the little white sparkles on the water!

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  18. Betsy says:

    This is gorgeous and oh, so cold.

    I love that deep, evocative blue reflection.

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  19. Good Afternoon dear friend Shari,
    That’s an amazing sketch, That blue color is really a wonderful reelection of depth and the breadth of the sketch, but not ignoring other colors.
    Super work.
    Regards and blessings.
    Uma

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