January 3, 2014

In the extreme

This is a bit of a messy sketch but I have a good excuse. The daytime temperature in Montreal today is -25°C. That means that inside my car it’s not much warmer. There’s no way to be precise when your hands are frozen, your feet feel like blocks of ice and the paint on the paper never dries, even with the heater fan turned on full power. Most of Canada is under this Arctic air mass, and some provinces are getting blasted with a snowstorm too, so I am grateful that the sun is out and I have some good shadows to work with.


14 comments :

Karen Youngson said...

No excuses needed for this picture. Love the warm and cold contrast.

Jony Coelho said...

Very good light and shadow.
Beautiful sketch.

Laurent Leprince said...

Nice sketch... you can feel the cold and the sun !

Murray Dewhurst said...

It's amazing anything looks this beautiful at -25! I like the loosens of it too.

Murray Dewhurst said...

er, 'looseness' was the word I was going for there.

owen swain said...

So full of light and life.

Asnee said...

the given description reinforces the already atmospheric sketch.
love the play of the cool shade and the cold white...
take care and keep warm though:-)

Veronica Lawlor said...

25 below? That's determination!! Love the relaxed feel in the freezing air.

Isabelle Laliberté said...

I don't think it's messy at all, I love the energy that it has! Very inspiring. :)

Orn B Jonsson said...

Great work, Shari!
WARM greetings from ICE-land!

David Brett said...

verrrrry nice!

gabi campanario said...

I love your messiness. Stay warm!

VHein said...

Messy? Fresh, bright and beautiful!

atreewalker said...

Oh my goodness, this is a messy sketch?
I love your style :)))