January 24, 2013

Lunchtime panorama

The quest has been long but my search is over. For over a year I have been on the lookout for the perfect place to get a panoramic view of Montreal. One that encompasses St. Joseph's Oratory, l'Université de Montréal, the mountain, etc. It's not that there aren't plenty of good vantage points but usually they are from overpasses or other busy places where I can't park or even stop. Well I finally found the perfect view and I am almost embarrassed to say that it is in the building where I work! My office is on the third floor and I have never had any reason to go to the fifth floor because I have no classes up there. So imagine my joy when a colleague took a few of us upstairs to see a new classroom and I discovered a picture window with this view. And the added bonus is that the sill is wide enough for all my gear and there's even a baseboard heater for drying the washes!


12 comments :

Sand Hill Art said...

It's called Serendipity!

Laureline said...

Oh, how gorgeous your watercolor is! So glad you found that great spot!

Aurora Villaviejas said...

Great watercolor! So sweet and delicate...

VHein said...

Shari, this is just stunning! I love the color harmonies, and the way you lead the eye forward and back into the space with those elegant trees. Your sketching spot is indeed a fortunate find!

Cow Duck said...

Wonderful!

kumi matsukawa said...

So crisp snowy beauty!

Shari Blaukopf said...

Thank you all for the wonderful comments. They are much appreciated!

memi said...

How very beautiful, Shari! You can just feel the still cold, and as always, your design is impeccable.

Joerg said...

Your drawing is kind of an essence of watercolour. Masterly.

Stephen Gardner said...

I'm chilly just looking at it, great color.

Shari Blaukopf said...

Thanks Melanie!
Joerg - such a nice comment. Thanks!
Thanks Stephen!

catalina rigo said...

Clean and crisp, I love the colour blocks the lines deoicting the snow, you must be proud of yourself!