Thursday, November 10, 2011

"Our Town: Monday Morning" Watercolor Painting

A few years ago, I did a sketch of the main street of our little town, and it's been so popular at the gallery where I sell my work that I decided to do a whole series of "Our Town" paintings. Here's the second in the series, completed just a few days ago ...

"Our Town: Monday Morning", 9" x 12", pen & ink and watercolor

We have a small but vibrant downtown here in Waynesburg, PA, with lots of beautiful old buildings. I love painting them, because it gives me time to really study the architectural details that I never notice when I'm just driving or walking by.

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Maybe I need to make a point of looking up more. The corbels, friezes, and dentil trim on these two buildings are gorgeous, and drawing them gave me a real appreciation for the dedication of the people who own and maintain them.

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Weekday mornings in Waynesburg are filled with the bustle of people going to work, shopping, or walking their dogs. I felt I had to include a few of them in the painting to give a true picture of life in our town. Recognize anyone you know?

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The first person I sketched was engrossed in texting (above). The mom and daughter shown below were headed into The Locker Room to check out the sporting goods.

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The lady below is definitely more dressed up than the average dog-walker around here, but I thought we needed a touch of glamour!

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The striped awnings on the Blair building are what caught my eye when I was choosing a scene to paint. I just can't resist painting awnings - they're so jaunty and fun! And this scene had the added benefit of having a boisterous display of flowers on the upper porch. 

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So, the "Our Town" series is begun! It may only have two pieces right now, but I have plans for lots more. Keep watching!

High-quality giclée prints of "Our Town: Monday Morning" are available at Artisans, on High Street in Waynesburg, PA, or by emailing me using the Contact button.


1 comment:

Fay Merritt Iseminger said...

Oh! I love this! Ink and watercolor is my favorite. And your building looks so vibrant and alive. I can't wait to see the others.
Happy Thanksgiving!

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