Good stuff

I have to admit, I am a sucker for a bunch of stuff with some good light on it. This good stuff is at the boatyard where the shrimp fleet comes in on San Carlos Island. My original intention was to paint the docked boats but I got there too late to find any shade, plus it seems like most of the boats were out in the gulf.

So why does this good stuff appeal to me so much? When I’m out looking for something to paint, I’m searching for good shapes to put into a composition. This spot had many. Plus I’m looking for contrasts, and again, this was a winner. White pails in sun, deep darks behind, and all of that against a middle value wall. Add to that some spots of pure colour, a shady place to set up my easel, and I’m a happy girl.


29 Comments on “Good stuff”

  1. Chris Rusk says:

    Really nice – so strong 🙂

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  2. Anne A says:

    I’m so impressed with how you take the “mundane” and “busy” and make such a wonderful painting! Hope to study with you someday in a workshop. We have a mutual artist friend, Tom (@twwhatnot on IG – can’t remember his last name, but we’ve studied together with David Daniels.).

    Anyway! Love your work! Anne

    On Mon, Dec 6, 2021 at 5:27 PM Shari Blaukopf’s Sketchbook wrote:

    > Shari Blaukopf posted: ” I have to admit, I am a sucker for a bunch of > stuff with some good light on it. This good stuff is at the boatyard where > the shrimp fleet comes in on San Carlos Island. My original intention was > to paint the docked boats but I got there too late to find ” >

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  3. Denise says:

    Utterly amazing what you can do with mundane “stuff”!

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  4. Bernadette says:

    You can make even garbage look glorious!

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  5. beth says:

    a really nice mix when painted

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  6. Arlene says:

    What a great painting ..would make an excellent video!!

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  7. sandidureice says:

    Love the way you do these ordinary things.

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  8. Donna R says:

    You are amazing Shari! You make anything look good.

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  9. karim waked says:

    ❤️✨

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  10. Tami says:

    Another great painting! Is this all in gouache?!

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  11. Donna says:

    Love the good stuff. We used to paint in the Maritimes, N.S. on the wharves so much good stuff. Peggy’s cove west Dover Blue rocks so much to paint. Currently living in Puerto Vallarta and finding stuff here as well. Thanks for your post. Donna

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    • Hi Donna, Nova Scotia is so beautiful. I haven’t been in a long time but I enjoy seeing Poppy Balser’s watercolours of the area. She depicts that coastline so well. But you are in a gorgeous place too. Enjoy Puerto Vallarta!!

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      • Donna says:

        Thanks Shari. I used to live in San Miguel de Allende but moved to the coast 5 years ago.Much warmer, not as historic. I still paint in San Miguel occasionally. Many years since I was in N.S. too.Thanks for alerting me to Poppy Balser’s work, great work. She wasn’t around when I lived there through the 80’s . Really enjoy your posts. Donna

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      • Donna, I know exactly what you mean about SMA. In January it was cold. But so beautiful. I just loved the reds and yellows on the buildings!

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  12. So well drawn, as always. A beautiful scene indeed, even though it’s just stuff. Love that highlight on the pail (?) on top of the grey tub (?).

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    • I guess some of these are tubs, some are barrels, and some are buckets. Of course what I didn’t mention is that this location also comes with a colourful cast of characters who stop by to have a look at what I am doing. Next time I’ll have to include a few of those as well!

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  13. I LOVE this one, Sherrie! Beautifully balanced composition, gorgeous grays, and delightfully varied brushwork. You can easily lose sight of the fact that it’s just a bunch of barrels and buckets! YAYYY!

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