Sunday, September 5, 2010

Antiques and cute stuff

Saturday afternoon in Falls Church, and I'm shopping and drawing at Stifel and Capra, an antiques and cute stuff shop downtown. This building started out as a doctor's residence and office, back in the late 19th to mid-20th century. Then it became a beauticians' school. After that it was divided up into many dealerships as an "antiques mall." Currently it houses two or three dealerships, an art gallery, and studios for a number of artists. I bought some stuff, and then went outside in the pleasant weather to sit on the tailgate of my car and draw the building. I made some corrections and added grayscale tone in Photoshop, back in the studio.

Drawing is Pitt pen on sketchbook paper, about 10" x 6 1/2". September 4, 2010.


Tristan Alexander said...

Odd looking building! I am sure you captured it perfectly but it looks like a strange design.

Theresa said...

Hey Pyra, I remember your wonderfule sketch (& you are right Tristan she DID capture it!) But hadn't realized you posted it. It's good to see it again!