Houses and sheds

I forgot to post this winter scene from a few weeks ago. It’s interesting to see this studio painting (with all its hard edges) compared to Saturday’s plein air paintings from the woods, which are all soft edges. This was a scene I saw while I was walking Alice in Angell Woods on a cold, sunny morning. I always enjoy the overlapping shapes of houses and sheds on this part of the walk, and sometimes stop to take photos. I painted this when I got home and the cold winter colours were fresh in my mind. I especially like the little yellow shed on the left with the big window because I can see silhouettes of pots and garden tools in there. It would be interesting to take my easel to this spot and paint the same scene on location, without Alice of course. I suspect it would be a very different painting.

13 Comments on “Houses and sheds”

  1. AshleyWolff says:

    All my favorite primaries and SUPER fresh!


  2. Donna R. says:

    You’re the best! Painting, enjoying your craft all the time.


  3. jeanne1937 says:

    Love this painting with all the bright colors in the middle of winter.


  4. Les contours sont beaux , l´harmonie des couleurs magnifique et le reflet de la lumière sur la neige éblouissant. Merci pour ce voyage sous la neige.
    Je me demande si vous avez déjà fait une exposition pour votre voisinage? Vos voisins seraient émerveillés comme nous. J´espère que certains d´entre eux sont abonnés à votre blog.


    • Merci Thierry! Je n’ai pas eu d’exposition de mon travail depuis longtemps. J’appartenais à un groupe artistique local. Nous exposions deux fois par an. Mais maintenant que je voyage souvent pour enseigner, je ne peux plus participer. La plupart de mes tableaux sont dans mon classeur !


  5. Laura Kate says:

    You paint the best shadows.


  6. Lori says:

    Oh gosh, I love this Shari!
    So beautiful!
    And the colors are yummy!


  7. Betsy says:

    Lovely. I always enjoy seeing your subtle winter “primaries.”


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