Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Summer Shed in the Back Yard 1973



There was a building in the back yard of my hosts' house in the Buffalo suburbs. It was too big to be just a garden shed but it was too small to be a full size barn. I guess I'd call it a small barn and it was used for utility stuff when I was there. I drew and colored this rendering of it using the same ink and watercolor technique as I did for the neighborhood tree. This drawing took all kinds of patience because I wanted to have everything in its place and I wanted to portray the effect of sun shining through leaves. Later on after I left, the family turned this structure into an art gallery where they had exhibitions for a few years. I never showed art there although they invited me. I just got a Christmas card from these folks so after all the years they are still there. 

Pelikan Graphos sepia ink colored with watercolor on sketchbook page, about 8 1/2" x 6 1/4", August 1973.

2 comments:

Marianne Strade said...

This is Beautiful! I am wondering...was this the Unstable Gallery in Clarence Center?
I am a resident of Clarence, and remember it well. I used to make these creations with fresh nuts in their shells and I had them on display there at the gallery...anyway, I like your work. Frenchy's I do not recall but it looks very much like a building that sits at Wolcott and Goodrich Road ...could it be the same building? I wonder...anyway, I am just researching post war homes and stumbled on your blog. Love your work! Marianne S. Clarence NY

Marianne Strade said...

This is Beautiful! I am wondering...was this the Unstable Gallery in Clarence Center?
I am a resident of Clarence, and remember it well. I used to make these creations with fresh nuts in their shells and I had them on display there at the gallery...anyway, I like your work. Frenchy's I do not recall but it looks very much like a building that sits at Wolcott and Goodrich Road ...could it be the same building? I wonder...anyway, I am just researching post war homes and stumbled on your blog. Love your work! Marianne S. Clarence NY