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April 18, 2012

first sketches after moving to a new part of Davis

part of lutheran church, north davis

I recently moved from south Davis to north Davis, which means my orientation is all over the place (and my disorganization has meant less sketching, but this has thankfully been remedied). I got out a week or so ago to explore my new neighbourhood and came upon this unusual building, part of the Our Faith Lutheran Church on Oak Avenue. It has a weird lookout poking out of the roof like a periscope. There is another smaller outhouse with a similar shape in the grounds but I don't know what they are for. Further down the street, I drew the main church building itself, which has a big blue window, looking across the street at the Davis High School football field (whose football team are called the Blue Devils, funnily enough).

lutheran church, north davis
For those of you who like seeing the sketchbook (Watercolour Moleskine, nearly finished)...
Lutheran church double spread

7 comments :

C... said...

Nice work!

Mike in Altamonte Springs, FL said...

Those funny looking periscope things are "light wells" to let in natural light where there are few if any windows. They use them in Florida schools where there is a requirement to have natural light.

MrBlack said...

Great sketches and watercolour.

Balaji said...

Very interesting structure, and your sketches are wonderful!

Marcia Milner-Brage said...

Congratulations on your new home! Glad you made it through the moving effort and are back to sketching.

kumi matsukawa said...

I'm looking forward to seeing your new town sketches more! it's so nice that you drew the "light wells"( thanks Mike) so we learn about it.

petescully said...

Cheers! 'Light wells', interesting, thanks Mike!