Victorian

San Fran Skyline 3

Another house I started to sketch while waiting for my son to get out of school.  Did a few pencil studies over a couple days, plus a couple in ink.  Each time, got a better feel and understanding of the facade’s design.  So much to learn by just paying close attention.

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Paint Jobs

Last month, we had the house painted.  The old paint was peeling off and just looked terrible.  Last year, we put a new roof on the house.  Now, we’ve got a fresh coat of paint.  Plus, we directed the painters to pay close attention to the bas-relief, especially its flowery pattern.

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Here’s a close-up of the bas-relief.

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I was so moved, I just had to draw the house in my sketchbook.

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Still moved, I decided it was time to start experimenting with some watercolor pencils.

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Yep… Home, Sweet Home.