Today was sunny so I thought it was a good day to sketch. I haven’t been sketching regularly for a while, but will soon be travelling again and I want to try to capture it all in my sketch book. Clearly, I need some practice! I had hoped I could sketch this building from the car, so I parked across the river, but there were too many icy trees between the building and me. So I stood with sketchbook in hand just across the road and did these two cartoon-like sketches in ink, pretty fast, straight on and from the side. This is one of my favourite local structures, the Henderson building, built in the 1850’s. Fortunately, the talks of its demolition seem to be averted for now. I didn’t plan this sketch very well –I was freezing!–I had no room for the main floor and the windows are a bit squished. But this building has so many interesting features, I am going to try again next week, taking a little more time.
A little birdy from fááár away says : a happy creative new year to you 😉
Thank you so much, Els. And I wish the very same to you! I hope we stay in touch in 2014.