November 7, 2012

Back to my roots


I took ceramics in this little building back in 3rd grade, and fondly remember those evenings mucking about with clay...I even still have one of the bizarre little pots I made.

We drove over to Independence so I could sketch some of the old neighborhood before it's gone...this one's for sale and had lookers while we were there!    More on my trip down memory lane in this post on Urban Sketchers Midwest.

Prera pen and Noodler's Lexington Gray ink, with watercolor washes.

7 comments :

RobCarey said...

Love this!

Julie said...

how great...making something lovely from something superficially unlovely.

Benjamin J. Melgares said...

Absolutely wonderful use of red for the warms in the trees. Great wet on wet usage for it and I love the hard edge left by the dry green. Then the contrast by the lighter building great composition

Benjamin j.

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Thanks all! It IS a funky little building...I'm glad it's still there. So much has changed in my old neighborhood...

gideon sockpuppet said...

Lovely work! Strangely, I also took a ceramics class in a little house that looked similar to this -- but on Canada's west coast.

Haddock said...

Love this one.
Had a look at some of your other drawings too. You are really gifted.

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Thank you! Gideon, that IS funny.