The common thistle, and other wildflowers

The snow continues to fall in Montreal, but today I took a little trip back to summer in Charlevoix. I sketched this page of wildflowers, on location in the garden of our hosts, surrounded by bees and the calls of chickadees. Back on that day in July we recorded a little video while I sketched the thistles. Have a look if you are in need of a few minutes of summer too.


16 Comments on “The common thistle, and other wildflowers”

  1. Laura Kate says:

    I enjoyed the video. It helps me remember summer. And you look so happy.

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  2. What a perfect gift for today Shari! Thank you for that.
    Instructive, enjoyable and entertaining. (Loved Julie Lamontagne’s piano, on Dave watts’ tune, in the background — the perfect accompaniment to your lively brushwork).

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  3. Nancy Hall says:

    Thank you Shari. I plan to use this with my friends that paint with me.

    Nancy

    On Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 4:09 PM Shari Blaukopf’s Sketchbook wrote:

    > Shari Blaukopf posted: ” The snow continues to fall in Montreal, but today > I took a little trip back to summer in Charlevoix. I sketched this page of > wildflowers, on location in the garden of our hosts, surrounded by bees and > the calls of chickadees. Back on that day in July we ” >

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  4. Cindy Wahlstrom says:

    Thank you for sharing this. It reminds me of the thistle of my childhood. A beautiful, prickly weed. Like you, and so many, I am dreaming of spring and all it brings. I am delightfully enjoying your daily posts!

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  5. Chris Rusk says:

    Gems! many thanks 🙂

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  6. Denise says:

    Loved watching this. What a special treat, thank you. ❤️

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  7. cdeh69 says:

    Thank you for the mini demo and glimpse of Summer! Thistles (& Poppies) are my favorite wildflowers to sketch. They grow wild on our lot & are a bit larger variety than yours. Love watching your brush work.

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  8. Carolyn says:

    I just finished your workshop with Le Partage. EXCELLENT. I hope you make more DVD’s or downloads. With on line workshops I find it hard to remember the golden gems of information. Even if I take notes…I don’t have the visual. With DVD’s I can go back and watch again, and I am not tied to one computer, so can even bring them with me when we winter in Florida!

    Not enough words to express my appreciation fir this evening and how much I admire your work. Tks!!

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  9. Uma Maheswar Nakka says:

    Good Afternoon dear friend Shari,
    Nice to view you on youtube with your very pleasing tutorial.
    Really classic. You made us all really very happy, viewing you on video.
    GOD BLESS YOU.
    My blessings to you.
    Uma

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  10. Nice little sketches.

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  11. I felt like I was in the garden watching you paint. Thanks for sharing the thistles with us!!

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  12. Thanks so much, that was very instructive.

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