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Friday, November 18, 2005

That Old House

The Everyday Matters challenge this week was to draw a local landmark. This old house on Middlebrook Pike probably isn't a landmark to many people, but I drive past it every day on the way home from work. My guess is that it was built sometime shortly after the Civil War, and the road has crept up to its front door as the years have gone by. In the evenings, the sun sets through the trees in the back, and the house is just a burned out blur -- I especially love it in the autumn. There are other landmarks that I have in mind to draw, but this one came first!

By the way -- The other day I picked up a dagger brush that turned out to be great for tree branches and foliage. It may be my new favorite! Posted by Picasa

29 comments:

Arty Velarde said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Cathy said...

This is stunning! Well done!

Bonny said...

Simply Super!

Lin said...

Dreamy and idyllic .... BEAUTIFUL!

Diahn said...

Beautiful, Linda. I love the sepia quality you've achieved here - especially considering the age of the subject. You've made excellent use of the brown :-)

annie said...

Very pretty Linda!

Felicity said...

Wow, it's a wonderful misty sunset. You've captured it really well.

Amanda said...

Gorgeous! Great work. I love the paper color.

bdelpesco said...

Wow, this is really wonderful. Soft, light, warm, inviting... I really want to walk that road. Nicely done!
Belinda

"Maggie" said...

Beautiful color palette and flow of the path. Really perfect for fall (though some of us are experiencing winter at the moment) :)

Lindsay said...

Linda, your beautiful painting awakens a longing in me for your part of the country. Dang, I wish I could paint like this!

cream said...

Beautiful autumn colours! I love it! Well done!

Karen said...

Gorgeous watercolor ... I love the colors ...

Eefje said...

Beautiful painting! I absolutely love the colors and the loose style!

Anonymous said...

So soft and yet full of life. Great!

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quotidian said...

ABSOLUTELY beautiful, Linda!

Laura said...

This is so pretty, Linda. The light is exquisite. Today it would have looked like that here if it had been just a tad sunnier ;D.

janey said...

Well that is really.... awesome. It reminds me of an opening for a 1940's movie. And the sepia color is just right.

Linda said...

Thank you all for your encouraging comments!

Laurent Peters said...

Marvellous! The light is wonderful.

Julie Oakley said...

This is lovely - what's a dagger brush?

Kathleen Marie said...

so gorgeous!!!!!

Julie said...

Fabulous watercolor! I totally love this!

Chuck Rose said...

Sweet! You captured the time of day very well. It's loose but accurate. A combination I admire very much. Yoou just keep getting better and better.

Chuck Rose said...

Sweet! You captured the time of day very well. It's loose but accurate. A combination I admire very much. Yoou just keep getting better and better.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous - wonderful - beautiful
-patty

Jurgen said...

Wow... I'm speechless... superb!!

Puhiava said...

You know you've touched many of us- great job- real sense of emotion and feeling is conveyed.

Jim said...

What I like is the compositon, the limited pallete and the airy, breeziness about this painting. YOu could sell this one for LOTS of money..btw, thanks for your wonderful welcome back you posted with my Big Red Machine.