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April 25, 2014

Alberg 37

There's a happy buzz of spring in Pointe Claire Village. The ice cream parlour is open, people are riding bikes and of course the sailors at the yacht club were getting their boats ready for launch day on May 10th. Last year I sketched the boats from the outside of the club, but this year I've been welcomed to come in and draw anytime, which suits me fine. Today the Capricorn caught my eye. I know nothing about boats but I am told it's an Alberg 37 fibreglass boat from the 1960s. A real elegant beauty and the first one in line to get into the water this year. 


8 comments :

Murray Dewhurst said...

Nice yacht Shari! Boat yards in spring make a great subject, lots of activity before a season on the water.

matthew_c said...

Wonderful "sketch" as usual Shari. Happy Spring!

ornbardur.com said...

Oh, I like this one! Your palette has bright and wonderful colors. Great sketch!

Cathy Gatland said...

Wow, beautiful - doesn't look like you know nothing about boats!

VHein said...

Gorgeous, Shari...and it feels like spring!

Nina Johansson said...

This looks very much like Stockholm right now1 Everyone is working hard on their boats before putting them to sea. I have been having my eyes on one boat club where I´d like to go sketching, but the gates are of course locked. Good to hear that you´ve been allowed inside, looks like you made great use of that. :)

Lydia Velarde said...

This is a great sketch with great color!

Shari Blaukopf said...

Thanks Murray. I'm hoping for a nice day to get back there before the boats go in the water. They are such beautiful shapes.
Thanks Matthew and Orn!
Thanks so much Cathy, Virginia.
Nina, I've been sketching that boat club from the outside for years. Last year I sketched a guy working on his boat. Some of the staff at the club saw it on my blog and told the guy about it so he emailed to buy the sketch. We talked and he offered to get me permission to come in and draw anytime. And now everyone is so welcoming. They even bring me crates to sit on so I don't have to stand. So maybe if you go there with pencil in hand and explain that you want to draw there, they will let you in too.
Thanks Lydia!