Boats, masts, sails

I must have missed launch day at the boat club but it was thrilling to see all the movement on the docks this morning. People taking boats in and out, doing spring maintenance, and even starting sailing lessons. We’ve had a few windy (and cold) days which was good for the sailors. As for me, I had to sketch from inside the car because of the wind, but it was a happy start to sailing season. Yesterday was also the end of curfew and the reopening of outdoor dining, which includes having people in your own backyard, so the feeling in Montreal is more festive than it’s been in some time. I hope wherever you are, things are looking up too.

13 Comments on “Boats, masts, sails”

  1. Marilyn Hansen says:

    I love this! But when I look at it, I think – how to tackle such a complex scene?! It’s wonderful without being overdone!


  2. beth says:

    Beautiful boat scene


  3. Your sketch perfectly conveys the busy-ness of the boatyard. Glad things are opening up in Montreal.


  4. Love this. So tricky but you nailed it,and really got the feel of a boat yard.


  5. deedster56 says:

    Shari, I love your wonderful creations and this one made me so nostalgic. I live in the beautiful upper Ottawa valley but I am a Pointe-Claire ex-pat and I really miss the West Island, and Montreal. I am living vicariously through your amazing depictions, no matter the medium although I am especially fond of your watercolours. Thank you SO much ❤️


  6. Bernadette says:

    Oh this painting is wonderfully exquisite! It looks like so much fun just to observe from a distance.
    Summer and getting out with others…has returned…almost to normal again!


  7. Uma Maheswar Nakka says:

    Good Morning dear friend Shari,

    This is extremely beautiful.
    It is amazing to find the background just made with 2 or 3 colors giving a full impression.

    And the docking of the boats in the rows is great work.
    And thanks for the link.



  8. Judy Sopher says:

    I think I love and appreciate your boat scenes even more since I took your course. Things are looking up in PA..We ate lunch with friends inside a restaurant this week. First time in over a year. And we are vaccinated. I do think it will be a good summer.


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