I’m drawn to the backs of buildings. I love the configurations, the complexity and the peek into interesting living spaces. Yesterday I parked my car in an elevated lot behind the main street. It was late afternoon and sun was not in the right spot–much of the building facing me was in shadow. But I sketched anyway from the car, with the motor turned off, but the radio on. Eleanor Wachtel interviewing Derek Walcott. This is my idea of bliss–intelligent radio, sunshine and an interesting building to sketch.
The first version is what I did on site with a little paint using my waterbrush. The second version, with paint, was finished at home after reviewing Shari Blaukopf’s wonderful tutorial on painting brick in her Craftsy class. I have watched this many times, and still learn something new each time.