Wednesday, April 08, 2009

moments at monticello

I shared "the money sketch" from our field trip with you right away because the rest of my sketches could be more accurately described as doodles or moments of interest I attempted to capture while waiting for and moving through house tours.

At Monticello I noted the following:
I later learned they are referred to as pavilions.Trophies. This is one of my favorite sketches, inspired by the "findings" of Lewis and Clark. I'm thinking this may make a nice graphic somewhere down the line...

Lots of window treatments at Monticello...the complete opposite of Fallingwater.
Framed silhouettes. I'm adding some of these to my wish list.A special elliptical arch... and some waiting students.

8 comments:

rob, jax & max: the harmon squad said...

I love how gestural they are! Proof that it doesn't take long to make a great sketch...

Teresa R said...

I'm thinking your motto is: Have pen, will travel! :) I'm so glad to be back from vacation and checking out your blog regularly again; you inspire me.

belinha said...

Hi!I'm about to go to sleep but I saw your comment so...:)
Thanks for saying something.I hardly get any comments!I should draw more like you.In paper.Lately I've seen so many wonderful works in paper that I missed the time when I did not know anything about a PC-it wasn't too long ago!!
You ave great work in your blog,I'll be around!!:)

see sarah duncan said...

I just love your sketches, and the funny thing is that you noticed the same things I focused on during my first visit to Monticello. Although he didn't get to spend much time there, Thomas Jefferson obviously loved his home... :)

Cathy said...

Lovely sketches! They feel so real, so full of life and atmosphere! I like the way there is no connection between each sketch - except your eyes - it gives a very personal idea of the place

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

ALL great, but love the top one the mostest.

Joan Y said...

Your sketches delight! They are so inspiring, I am looking for my pen right this second!

Annie Pazoo said...

Love your observations about Monticello. When I visited, I loved the high ceilings and moldings, and of course the gardens :-)