Thursday, May 15, 2014

casa cabrera

The most meditative thing I can do is draw on location.

It's the one thing that completely quiets my restless mind.  Earlier in the week, after particularly long afternoon, I sat out in our driveway and drew our house.  It's not exactly the same as the days when I'd spend hours in coffee shops or restaurants sketching---but it's close.  Not to mention it's a good feeling to sit back and take note the ways in which our house has transformed into our home over the last four years.


ann @ studiohyde said...

Wonderful - I love this painting.

martinealison said...


Une très belle aquarelle. L'atmosphère qu'elle dégage est chaleureuse. Un véritable petit nid douillet que cette jolie maison que vous avez.
Gros bisous ♡

jax from the harmon squad said...

Your home is so beautiful! And a couple years ago I went on a home tour of all the historic houses on Fort Bliss (the ones that all the high ranking soldiers live in). In the post commander's house they had a wall with little paintings of every house they lived in over the course of his Army career. It definitely inspired me to do the same; I think it's a wonderful way to remember everyplace you called home.

Kimberly Loftis said...

How pretty!! Very nice work. I love house artwork, I think it means so much.
This reminds me that I have something in the works for Darling & Dear - house related that I've been meaning and meaning to get working on. This might have given me to push to get on that tonight!! :)

anopensketchbook said...

Thank you all for your kind words! Martine Alison--I really like the thought of it looking like a little nest:) That is certainly how it feels.
Jax--what a great idea!!!! Love that.
Kim--Excited to see what's ahead for you!

Gerald de Dios said...

This sketch is so great! Drawing on location is definitely quite meditative. I also noticed the differences/similarities versus drawing in cafe's. I think it really depends on mood and emotions that day. Sometimes I can filter out the white noise in cafe's... other times all the difference chatter inspires my doodles :) Again, lovely post!

Rebecca Trump said...

LOVE this :)