Wet snow

Winter arrived suddenly today. Last week people were outside in shorts and today the snow plows were criss-crossing the neighbourhood. Of course I could hardly sleep last night knowing that I could paint my wheelbarrow today. And although I got to it rather late in the day when everything was starting to melt and I was losing the light, there was still some snow on it and it was a good start to the winter painting season.

I also sketched Alice having her afternoon nap. At the end of the day, there’s always one eye on me as I sketch her in case I suddenly decide to feed her or take out to the park to retrieve tennis balls. She will happily go from sleeping to standing if I move too quickly, so I sketch quietly and hope no one rings the doorbell.

23 Comments on “Wet snow”

  1. Lori says:

    Your art is just amazing,,, love everything you do!
    I just keep practicing sketching, over and over, with hopes it will get easier someday😂


  2. Susan says:

    Hi Shari, Happy to see the wheelbarrow back. I believe I have the very same one. It is somewhat rusty and bent, and my husband keeps threatening to get rid of it! I personally can’t understand why! It still works. I also always love to see Alice and read your little comments about her. Thanks. Sue


    • HI Sue. Don’t get rid of that wheelbarrow. The new ones are never that nice to paint! Mine doesn’t even work anymore but I will leave it in place. Besides that, it’s famous now so I can’t discard it!!


  3. Denise says:

    The two classics-your wheelbarrow and Alice! Awesome as always!


  4. Jane Stewart says:

    So lovely! Both the painting and the sketch of Alice! They both draw me in and make me ponder how you did that! Alice looks like such a sweet dog…


  5. Gracie Afridi says:

    This is now one of my favorites in the Wheelbarrow series!


  6. Lovely to see your wheelbarrow again in the snow!
    I hope you’ll do a winter deciduous tree class. I find it so challenging to master a strategy to paint the tiny branches at the tops of trees.


  7. Susanne says:

    I love to see the wheelbarrow in the snow and Alice again, Shari. Wonderful painting and sketch.


  8. Linda Murray says:

    Always one of my favorites- the wheelbarrow! Love it!


  9. Judy Sopher says:

    It is comforting to see old friends. Your wheelbarrow and Alice.



  10. Marilyn says:

    Love your wheelbarrow in the snow, though I could pass on the snow! LOL
    I’m a summer girl, but luckily I have your Sketching Winter course, and hopefully I’ll have a better appreciation for winter in this way!


  11. Nice to see some friends back in the picture. Glad the wheelbarrow and Alice are both so cooperative.


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