Saturday, May 18, 2013

Merchants Bank Building

Merchants Bank Building - Click image for larger view
After I got the chores done today I spent about an hour and 15 minutes on this sketch...and I think I lost my perspective. This is a grand old building in Providence near the river, I think it was built in the 1850's. The first floor looks to be under construction. I tried to capture the view down the alley between it and the building on the right hand side and all the fire escapes along side of the building.. should have paid more attention to my verticals. I did have a good time drawing. A lot of people passed by while I was sitting on the bench sketching, but no one stopped to talk although from time to time I could feel eyes peering down over my shoulder. 5" X 11" on Arches watercolor paper in handmade book, Sharpie Fine Line Pen, Winsor & Newton Watercolors - one hour 15 minutes

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