Thursday, August 11, 2005

On the Porch



We live in an old victorian, but I think of it as a victorian cottage....because it is not as big or fancy as the ones you think of with turrets and lots of curlie Q's. It does have some fish scale siding in the gable ends, but that is about it.

My favorite places in the summer are the porches. There is a tiny one on the front and that is where I was sitting to draw this. It has been so hot lately that only die hard porch sitters like me sit outside.

And yes, our house really is bright yellow. It has white trim and a pretty green on the porch floors and foundation. People looked shocked when we first started brushing the color on, but after it was all done we got lots of complements.

9 comments:

Jennifer VanSchoyck said...

I love this illio! I'm a porch person too, There is nothing better than sitting on a nice covered porch during a light summer rain, with a cup of coffee and a good book or my sketchbook!

Thanks for posting your feedback about my blog color!!

Jen

Valerie said...

Very nice sketch!! Cheerful and happy!

Lindsay said...

This is really lovely. I too am a veteran back yard sitter...even in hot weather. I just can't stand to be indoors all day....I love your drawings!

Beatrice said...

Lovely drawing! What medium/media, if you don't mind my asking?

My husband and I are working on our brick two-story + basement 1907 home. It has been "remuddled" in the past -- which leaves us to correct what mistakes we can. :) We love our porch, too, but haven't set up any furniture yet.

pedalpower said...

Thank everyone for your comments. Beatrice, this is pen and ink and then I colored it with watercolor. Good luck on your house--it is a lot of work, but worth it in the end.

Joanne said...

I love your style. The plants look great! I can just see them moving slightly in the breeze.

Kathleen Marie said...

Very nice drawing. I like our porch around the time when us Floridian's get the "four weeks" of winter. ha! It's sweltering out there today, so I'm going to wait a few more months until I can actually enjoy it. ;)

shirley said...

I'm trying to find a watercolor paint that doesn't bead horribly on a Moleskin Sketchbook page. What type of watercolor paint did you use? It looks wonderful!

Nosy said...

http://www.rrbycresa.com/Victorian%20Prints/Ann%20Hathaway's%20Cottage_small1.jpg

When you talk of Victorian cottage, it reminds me of the picture above.

Really love your porch picture