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November 16, 2012

November light


There are days when I drive around Montreal, scouting for something interesting to sketch and nothing catches my eye. Until I really slow down, or park, or park and sit awhile. Then I start to see interesting shapes or shadows or preferably both. The landscape is not very inspiring these days because the leaves are off the trees and there is no snow yet, resulting in a rather gray vista, but this week the light is crisp and bright, making for some great shadow shapes.



13 comments :

Marcia Milner-Brage said...

Well put, Shari: slowing down or stopping to see what needs to be drawn--a gift of Urban Sketching. Beautiful shapes of shadows, indeed, in your drawing.

VHein said...

I agree, this is so lovely, Shari, and I know just what you mean about needing to sit awhile before those interesting shapes appear!

kane said...

Very nice.

Sketch Gurl said...

Very good work on light and shade.

RobCarey said...

Love it. Very well done.

Beth said...

really lovely. I can feel the sun from here.

gideon sockpuppet said...

Wonderful shapes and shadows...

Jake Harvey said...

Beautiful!

Shari Blaukopf said...

Thanks Marcia — you are right about the gift of urban sketching. Thanks so much Virginia! Thanks Tommy, Rob, Sketch Gurl, Beth, Gideon and Jake. All your comments are much appreciated.

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Just stunning, Shari!

Shari Blaukopf said...

Thanks Cathy!

Liz Steel said...

agree - this is stunning!!! And I like you comment about slowing down - it is all about learning to look and see possiblities!

Shari Blaukopf said...

Thanks Liz. It is so hard to do sometimes — that slowing down thing. But you see so much more when you do.