I call this my first Victorian House because I plan to draw/paint more of them. This is one of many on Buck Avenue on the route I used to walk and take photos on; perhaps you remember that.
I started this drawing on Thursday, working on it for two hours; brought it home and continued to work on the ink drawing over the paint; and on Friday I went back in the morning to the same spot and continued to paint and draw in the unending plethora of details to this gem of a house.
I truly enjoyed the process. I love old houses.
I lived in a really old rundown Vic years ago for about fifteen years. They tore it down when we moved out. It was that rundown. But this one brings back lots of memories from that other house. We then moved to another old Vic out in the country and this house also has aspects of that one, especially the porch and being two stories and white.
While I was painting on Thursday, two teen aged girls came by and stopped to look. One of them exclaimed: "Did you do that? Oh, of course you did!" as she stands there watching me draw in front of her. "It's beautiful!" She said. "Is this a hobby?" I told her, it was more like a passion!
She liked that.
My plein air buddy, Karen joined me this morning and we both did our own thing; then we went to lunch and got to know each other even better. She invited me to join her this Sunday with a group of young (20 somethings) artists in a neighboring town to make art together. I will tell you more about that after the fact!
I hope you are having as much fun this weekend as I am!!!