The front yard

Even the most ordinary scene can become a subject to sketch if the sun hits it in the right away. A couple of dull grey pots in the front yard, hidden in the shade of the some trees, caught my eye when the sun lit them up. And since I had to stay close to home instead of getting out to sketch today, they were a perfect subject. Of course almost any vegetation is interesting here on Sanibel because it’s invariably different from what grows outdoors in Montreal.

With a closeup scene like this I try to limit myself to just a few colours, in this case Hansa Yellow, Cobalt, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna and of course a touch of Alizarin Crimson for the spiky foliage in the pot.


9 Comments on “The front yard”

  1. art4coz says:

    It’s gorgeous Shari in its simplicity. Uma

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    On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 5:38 PM Shari Blaukopf’s Sketchbook wrote:

    > Shari Blaukopf posted: ” Even the most ordinary scene can become a subject > to sketch if the sun hits it in the right away. A couple of dull grey pots > in the front yard, hidden in the shade of the some trees, caught my eye > when the sun lit them up. And since I had to stay close t” >

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  2. The shadows make this so interesting. Love the play of light!

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  3. I can feel the sun and warmth.

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  4. Judy Sopher says:

    Every so often, one of your paintings has a beautiful abstract aspect to it. At the same time the subject is clear. I know I sound like a cheerleader but this one is amazing.

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  5. TonyU says:

    A ‘Shari special’ … and love how that complementary spiky red grabs the eye without being too showy.

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  6. Denise says:

    Once again you have worked your magic!

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  7. Connie Renaud says:

    Hi Shari, thank you for sharing your adventure and your technique. You are an inspiration and I love it.

    Connie

    On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 8:37 PM Shari Blaukopf’s Sketchbook wrote:

    > Shari Blaukopf posted: ” Even the most ordinary scene can become a subject > to sketch if the sun hits it in the right away. A couple of dull grey pots > in the front yard, hidden in the shade of the some trees, caught my eye > when the sun lit them up. And since I had to stay close t” >

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  8. Northern Traveller says:

    Lovely colours – I can feel the sun :).

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