Monday, February 17, 2014

Architectural artifacts

What fun to be warm and dry and sketching all of the variety of architectural artifacts on display at the Architectural Heritage Center.
A big hit was the transfer decorated toilet, which we were informed was not all that unusual.....but decorated inside the bowl....now that was unusual!

Noodlers Blue Heron ink
How would you like to pay homage to the Greek God Nilus whenever you flushed the bowl?



Some of the other items on display were ones that I had sketched before on a previous visit...it is nice to see the differences or sameness of approach.

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I seem to remember doing this figural bracket before but couldn't locate it for comparison.

































I did find a 2010 sketch of the carved brackets though...
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Watercolor and ink



















After lunch with the other sketchers I returned and did some other sketches and talked to the gentleman at the desk who was a fountain of information.

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4 comments:

  1. Deb, your sketches are gorgeous.

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  2. Deb, I'm not sure I would have recognized the blue page as yours (having not seen toilet sketches of yours before:) but it's especially lovely. The details stand out and I love those cast shadows. It's very fun to see the older and newer sketches--both outstanding, but different from each other.

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  3. Thank you all for your kind comments.
    Vicky, I have ordered some non waterproof Noodlers ink samples...so more playing with ink and water!

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