My focus is exploring, creating and reflecting upon the positives of life and connecting them to my art whether it be photography, pen and ink drawings, watercolour paintings, mixed media, digital media or any other possible media I dive into!
I hope you join me on my art adventure!
Friday, September 7, 2012
Positively One Hundred
Well, it has taken me one hundred years, or so it seems, to finish this pen and ink picture of my father in-law's positively one hundred year old house. I was hoping to finish in August, but due to many camping and fishing adventures, I didn't have the opportunity. The angles of the house made my brain hurt, I had to use a lot of math skills, a real stretch for me. I don't like measuring when I draw, but it turned out to be fun.
The first time I saw this house, I absolutely drooled. The red brick is so lovely in the sunlight. The beautiful details around the windows, the white columns, the roomy porch with the most wonderful light sea green paint on the underside of the overhang, the bay windows, the stained glass windows, the attic up top and the brick chimney have always appealed to my antique loving heart. The attic up top with the north facing window is where I hope to have my art studio one day. If only I could move the house onto my acreage, it would be my dream come true.
It is such a charming house. On many days throughout the year, strangers knock on the door wanting to purchase this beauty!
People slow down in their vehicles as they pass by this gem
that is delightfully protected by a beautifully treed boulevard.
Happy birthday, you wonderful one hundred year old brick house!