Monday, May 06, 2013

Bank Holiday drawing

I mowed the lawn on Sunday morning, we had some friends coming over for lunch and supper and I wasn't sure whether we would spend some time outside. The weather forecast wasn't too bad for Sunday and Monday. So, I worked hard and unfortunately it didn't do my back much good. So Sunday evening and today I've been stiff and not especially up to my usual antics. It has however given me some time to just sit in the garden enjoying the fresh air, the temperature and the sun. While in the garden I took my black sketching book and a retractable pencil I bought a few months ago (it cost a lot more than I was expecting when I got to the till, I was too embarrassed to say I didn't want it if it cost that much). Wanting to make some use of the pencil, I decided to draw the house from the garden view. I've wanted to do this for a while, we moved to the house in July 2011, so we'll have been here for two years in July. Anyway, I hope you like this. There are two big rooms on the top floor but due to my seated position I could only see one of the skylights.


laura b. said...

You are such a talented artist! Very well done...and a lovely house.

I hope your back feels better after some rest.

ps - I've done that same thing...been too shy to admit I was shocked and put off by the price of something.

FW said...

LB: Thanks very much :-) I haven't drawn for a long while, so it was good to have a go. It was a challenge, I do like drawing buildings. It forces you to look hard and notice details you don't normally have time to see.
I hope my back gets better too! I've a busy work week again this week and can't afford to be off.
Thanks for the empathy about the pricing. If only some shops would label things correctly, it would avoid a lot of confusion!

Tara said...

Great detail on the bricks! I love the door and the skylight, too!

FW said...

Tara: Thanks! The bricks should all be even but I lost focus and the gaps are bigger than I wanted them to be, so it loses a bit of scale there. But the way I see it, it's more an artists rendition than a true depiction anyway.