Friday, June 1, 2012

IL Country House Sketch


Since I have recently begun to sketch again, I pulled out a few sketches from the past.
This is the house my late hubby and I built in 1975. We lived there until 1987 and moved to FL.
The woods you see are behind and around the house and the garden, unseen, is to the right. 
The children had 2 dogs - dogs and doghouses are to the left in the picture.
It was a beautiful house, made to look old, on a 1 acre of ground.
The old Hickory tree, struck by lightening, smelled wonderful in the fireplace in winter.
I pencil sketched the house from a picture and my memories.

Please join in looking at other artists creativity on Paint Party Friday.
Blessings,
Janet


20 comments:

  1. such a sweet sketch
    full of lovely memories~

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  2. It looks like a big house full of life. How neat to live with all those trees around you.
    Keep sketching and enjoying and HPPF!

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  3. Beautiful sketch with your very happy memories. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  4. Wow! Wonderful sketching ~ glad you are doing this ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

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  5. It looks an amazing place. Lovely that you built it too.

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  6. Pretty sketch, lovely house!

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  7. This is what I love about art- it is the memories and the feelings it brings up. Thanks for such a warm and wonderful sketch!

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  8. Great sketch. Looks like a lovely house.Brings to mind a house my parents build when I was young. We lived in the mountains of CA. Lovely memories come from everyone's drawings. Keep sketching.

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  9. Great sketch, it looks like a wonderful house. This makes me want to go back and draw my old house from memory.

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  10. Beautiful memories in this beautiful sketch. Happy PPF

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  11. I really love this sketch and the memories that go with it. Very nice. Love it!! Happy PPF!

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  12. A home does carry such sweet memories... I love the verse of the day below. I need His wordless groans on my behalf today...

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  13. Great sketch and memory. I can smell the hickory smoke. That must have been wonderful.

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  14. A wonderful sketch and story. I can imagine it was a wonderful place to live. Happy PPF!

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  15. How wonderful! Sounds like the perfect home to have - and such wonderful memories therein. Thank you for sharing, xoxo

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  16. I realize that the pictures that I paint are best when they are full of memories. This sketch is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it and your memories with us.

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  17. Sounds like a wonderful place!

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  18. Turned out very nice!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  19. Your sketch is so sweet and feels full of love and great memories. Great job!!!

    Have a nice day!
    Nora

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  20. Great sketch and gorgeous house. :)

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