old stone house sketch
sepia pen in Cotman Field sketch book
copyright 2010 Stacy L. Rowan
Look! A sketch of something that isn't found in my house! I bet my readers are relieved. I know I am.
I often have my sketch book with me when I am running errands. In fact I carry a Moleskine Cahier pocket sketch book and a pen in my purse. But most times I end up kicking myself when I get home and realize that I forgot to actually sketch something while I was out. The bruises were getting hard to explain.
This day I actually remembered before I got all the way home, and I decided to pull over into a parking lot and sketch this old house. It is an old stone home situated right next door to a high end restaurant. Obviously the home was built first and the restaurant came much later.
I don't know if anyone lives in this house. The front and sides are covered with some sort of vine that seems to be taking over (I chose to leave it out of the sketch). And the bushes in front of the house are getting pretty tall. But what I notice most about this place is the fabulous pair of windows up on the roof. I love their curved shape. What an extravagence they must have been when this house was first built. There are numerous stone buildings in this area, but I've never seen another one with windows quite like this.