Fall in my hood

When there was a break in the rain today I pushed myself out the door to sketch some of the beautiful fall colours in my neighbourhood. They have to be sketched soon because with all this rain they will be gone soon enough. It was a bit of a shock to get back to sketching from my car. It’s cold and damp. The paper doesn’t dry. At 5 pm it was starting to get dark. A bit of a reminder of what’s ahead in the next few months.

28 Comments on “Fall in my hood”

  1. Rita Clesry says:

    You really captured the feeling of fall in this one, Shari.

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  2. Rita Cleary says:

    Love this one, Shari! Really captures the fall feeling.


  3. Connie Pepper says:

    Love your treatment of the masses of leaves! You captured it!


  4. laura33 says:

    Those yellows are stunning!

    Laura A. Starrett sent from my phone, so please excuse typos


  5. Bernadette says:

    Beautifully captured the essence of the season. So glad that you took the time and effort to brave the elements. The painting is wonderfully done.


  6. Stephanie Descoteaux says:

    It sure is pretty!


  7. Denise says:

    This is lovely! I will use it as my inspiration when I try to capture some of the peak color around here. Thanks for sharing, both here and in your “Wheelbarrow” newsletter-can’t wait to try the sweet potato recipe😋


  8. Monique says:

    Always love The Wheelbarrow..in your art and newsletter👌🏻


  9. Mary Grasek says:

    Hi. Can I ask what colors you used for the trees and leaves; yellows, greens and orange.

    Thanks. Mary


  10. Hi Shari. Unlike others, this painting makes me feel low – LOL! I guess it’s just the thought of the long cold months ahead……


  11. We will take some rain if you have any extra you can send our way! Your colors pop, which yellow did you use?


    • Sandy, we actually have not had that much rain either. Or maybe we had it while I was away in Europe. It’s been so nice since I returned except for the day I painted this. I hope it rains soon for you. So much drought in different places, I know.


  12. Soni McFarland says:

    just when I think you can’t get any better, here you go … another treasure

    I’m unable to post a comment for some reason the usual way on your blog ; the same things happening on Suhita’s blog … any suggestions to fix this ?

    thanks Soni

    Sent from my iPad



    • HI Soni,
      Thanks for having a look!
      As for the blog, I have heard complaints from other people. Can you tell me exactly what happens whens you try to comment? I would love to resolve this issue!!


      • Soni McFarland says:


        i fill in my name – only use first – & email slots then go to comment section, fill that out and hit submit then : Sorry, this comment could not be posted. pops up on a blank page showing Sketchaway banner at top ; i copied and pasted the response line here

        now i just tried a third time on Suhita’s to be accurately relaying info to you and the submit comment setup was different and went through

        Sent from my iPad



  13. Nice Fall Scene of Montreal Area. I like how you captured the trees in the background, while not going into too much detail. I was out today walking in the woods with my camera. It was 22C here today and sunny.


  14. Maria B. says:

    I’m taking a few of your classes and really noticing how you add so much interest by dropping colors into a wash. It’s happily happening here as well! Just love it!…appreciating your wonderful classes!


  15. Great colors…they give the feeling of the cold and damp at this time of year. Well done!


  16. libraryartscommittee says:

    Hello Shari

    I just want to say I’m a big fan of your courses. I taught an “Introduction to Watercolour” class last week at the local library in small town Ontario. It seemed to be very well received. I thought you might like to see my notes that I provided for the students. I brought some of the paintings I did from a few of your classes for the participants to see what they could do. They did ask if they are appropriate to the beginner and I said that you are very informative and thorough in your teaching and believed a beginner could get great results from taking them.

    I’m looking forward to your new course.

    Take care.




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