Sunday, December 17, 2017
Cape Cod House August 1978
I did lots of images of local scenes and architecture when I was vacationing with my relatives on Cape Cod in August 1978. I was a graduate student at Harvard back then and doing poorly. I would later leave graduate school and become an artist. I have specialized in depicting buildings ever since and this one I especially liked because of the woodwork on the front gable and porch. I also like the pointy little spires on the roof. Usually these would be iron lightning rods to protect the house from storm blasts.
This picture took a lot of Photoshop to restore as the colors had faded in the many years it was stored away. I used light brown ink on the original which didn't help preserve it. The paper has gotten yellow from age. I replaced the light blue of the sky which had totally disappeared.
Ink, watercolor pencil, and Photoshop restoration on sketchbook page, original is 5" x 7". Click on image for a larger view.