April 16, 2013

Emerging from my den

I feel a bit like a bear coming out of hibernation. Painting in my car all winter has left my drawing skills rigid and lifeless. Probably because of the cramped conditions in my car studio. No place to move my arm. So today I shook things up a bit while sketching Saint Basil the Great Church in Lachine. I leaned against my car instead of sitting in it. Used a Lamy pen instead of a pencil and did line first instead of wash. For me the drawing line is more expressive when I am standing. Perhaps not as precise but maybe more energetic. Plus if you are sitting in the car you miss the comments of people walking by, like the man who told me “ça irait bien mieux avec un camera!” (translation: it would be a lot better with a camera!”)





9 comments :

Arty Velarde said...

simple and beautiful.
IT WOULD NOT BE BETTER WITH A CAMERA!

suta said...

Very nice, I need to get out of my car, too. Why is my watercolor always beaded up on this Moleskene notebook?

VHein said...

Well, I can't agree with that man either! What a lovely, fresh sketch!

Shari Blaukopf said...

Arty and Virginia, thanks!
Suta, you really have to coax this Moleskine to take watercolour. Your brush can't have too much water on it and you have to apply to paint slowly because it seems as if there is a resist on the paper.

memi said...

Oh, everyone is a critic, aren't they? What does he know? This is wonderful~

kane said...

Lovely touch.

INMA SERRANO said...

Lively and fresh. Love your watercolors!

Anna R. said...

love, love, love.

Shari Blaukopf said...

Thanks Melanie! Yes, everyone feels they have to make a comment. If people can see you drawing I guess it's fair game.
Thanks Tommy! Inma, gracias! Thanks so much Anna!