Red dumpster

Alice and I walk by this spot every day. Sometimes Alice stops to sniff under the red dumpster, and she gets especially excited when there are squirrels hiding under there. I like the red dumpster for different reasons. It’s rusty. It’s a little bit wonky. And it’s a great focal point in front of the drab school facade, positioned as it is between all of those verticals. Sketched in my Etchr Perfect Sketchbook on a rainy day in late October.


22 Comments on “Red dumpster”

  1. I love this one Shari – great colours & a lovely treatment of the foreground. And a fun pastiche of your everyday life :).

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  2. Bernadette says:

    Wondering….were washes added on the spot or later, when you got home? Very nice, fresh and clean color washes.

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    • Bernadette, I did this all on the spot. And I could have kept on going but my son called because he needed his car that was in. Probably worked out for the best that I stopped because I probably would have overworked it.

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  3. Anne Klaus says:

    I love this one Shari, the suggestions everywhere – 2nd story, windows .. And the colour of the dumpster.

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  4. murraylh says:

    Love this one!Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S9, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone

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  5. Denise says:

    Even on a rainy day, you find the bright colors!

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  6. Judy Sopher says:

    This shows you can find “beauty” in even a dumpster. I don’t think I’ve seen one with a slanted roof. Good color.

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  7. TonyU says:

    What a great idea! Here in the UK misbehaving students only get a telling off.

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  8. Becky Smith says:

    Love the pen and ink! Can just see Alice after those squirrels 😁

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  9. Richard Lee says:

    Damn nice dumpster Shari.

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  10. TonyU says:

    Glad you got there in the end Shari 😉. Love how you gave the foreground room to breathe by stopping the grass short. Best, Tony

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  11. Francine La Rocque says:

    Love this….thank you so much…..you are so generous!

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  12. Interesting urban scene, the tree and 2 telephone poles almost look like a mini forest. Its amazing how you can find little oasises even in the most urban environment.

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