Sunday, January 9, 2011

Jefferson Houses

It was one of those days yesterday where it was blindingly bright and sunny one minute, then the next time I looked out the window, it was blizzarding. I took a drive through the country when I was out doing errands and stopped to sketch a pretty Victorian house that I've always admired in Jefferson, PA. With temps in the 20s, I didn't last long sitting in my van on the side of the road, so I finished the sketch last evening at home.

5 1/2" x 11"

My perspective is a little off, but, hey, it isn't easy drawing with my sketchbook propped at an awkward angle on the steering wheel! Despite its imperfections, I like this little painting - the sunshine and shadows, the whacky angle of the telephone lines, and the watery washes on the sky.


  1. Leslie, my mom shared your website address with me and I just started browsing. You know, this Victorian house is where I got the piano that I have in my house now. It was the old Moredock property and the piano had belonged to a granddaughter (I think) of "old Mrs. Moredock". She was looking to get rid of it and I got it. Thanks for the beautiful drawing.

  2. That's so cool, to know a story about the house. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Very sweet. Love that the houses look almost animated, like they are dancing...


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