Julia Victoria and Miss Amy

This morning I had company for my sketch outing. My friend Suhita is visiting Sanibel with her family, so I’ve been taking her to a few of my favourite sketching spots in the area. Of course we had to go to San Carlos Island where the shrimp boats are docked for the holiday break.

Suhita loves to sketch people, so it was exciting to find a spot where three guys were welding some boat parts. Check out upcoming posts on her blog to see what she did! It was tempting to sketch the welders but I chose the boats instead. We’ve been having some turbulent weather — dark clouds, lots of wind, and even a tornado close by yesterday — so the sky was still dark when we got there just after sunrise, and the light boats were so inviting against that dramatic sky. This was a quick one, done in just over an hour, with the biggest flat brush I had. Painted on a pad of Arches CP paper, 14″ x 10″.


18 Comments on “Julia Victoria and Miss Amy”

  1. bill rogers says:

    Hi Shari, I have to tell you that I love the freshness of your watercolors, just beautiful! Cheers and Happy Holidays, Bill

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  2. Donna says:

    My absolute favourite of yours! Sanibel agrees with you. I love painting boats too.

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  3. Chris Rusk says:

    It is so lovely – interesting light and contrast. Your choice of colours against that sky caught my attention – so perfect… And so original!

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  4. beth says:

    a beautiful painting –

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  5. Bernadette says:

    Gorgeous! Love the contrast between dark. Skies and pale colored boats with names prominent are…the BEST! Gorgeous.

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  6. Denise says:

    It’s obvious that you are in your element painting boats. Glad that you got to spend some time painting with a friend. Hope you enjoy a Merry Christmas and a safe journey back home!

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  7. Great contrasts in this! Glad you had some fun sketching time with Suhita.

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  8. Northern Traveller says:

    This is beautiful Shari – so much detail…..!!!!!!
    Your version of an interesting alleyway in FLORIDA :).
    xoxoxo

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  9. Marvellous! Love the abstract quality, the repeating patterns, the play of light.

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  10. Uma Maheswar Nakka says:

    Good Evening dear friend Shari,

    Very beautiful Miss Julia.

    Blessings
    Uma

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