Saturday, February 11, 2017

White Barn Near Crestwood: black walnut ink drawing

I frequent a pen-and-ink discussion forum, and a talented artist there has been posting a series of drawings of barns that he has been doing.  They have been great to look at, and they helped push me to draw one myself.  I suppose I was already inclined, despite the long-ago warnings of one of my college professors (he had a list of things he advised us not to paint, because they were cliches: barns, ducks on ponds, sunsets, religious themes...there were probably more, but I forget what they were.)  My favorite buildings to draw are the ones that have a lot of "character"-- texture and wear.  So barns are attractive for that reason.

The subject was on my mind, and as a ran an errand through Crestwood a few weeks ago, I saw this barn.  I stopped and took some reference photos, and then did this drawing.  It's about 10 x 14 inches.

White Barn Near Crestwood


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