Sunday, August 03, 2008

Tomkins Park Gazebo


This was my second foray into drawing in public, and fulfilling the goal of doing architectural drawings. I wanted to start small, a whole building can be a tad intimidating. This is a cute little gazebo in Tomkins Park. My first "grown-up" library job was in a building that faced onto this park. I ate a lot of lunches in this park before the gazebo was there. Over the years, the park became a haven for the homeless and the addicted. The business community has made a real effort to clean up, and bring shoppers back. It's a lovely area now, and there are tons of people around. I was a little nervous to draw, but once I started I really enjoyed it. People were watching me but noone approached me, probably because I was very intent and absorbed. Those steps gave me many problems, and the columns are a little wonky. But I liked how the green roof contrasted with the deep purple leaves of the crabapple tree.

Staedtler pen and watercolorpencils.

11 comments:

Kunstrxns said...

This has a wonderful feel to it.

Quilt Knit said...

Wonderful! It is just so special, light and natural. Good job! Which stadtler pen did you use?
Thank- you for sharing.
Sherrie Roberts

Kathleen said...

love the crabapple tree and Gazebo - nicely done!

Stephanie said...

great job! how wonderful to have the community working to clean up the area and make it more friendly too! I love your Gazebo! I looks like a hsppy place. Great for getting out and drawing in public again! woo hoo!

kazumiwannabe said...

Nice! Beautiful colors, and lovely romantic feeling! And now, I've learnt a new word : Gazebo! (I heard it before and thought it had something to do with gas...)

purplepaint said...

I love gazebos! You did a great job!

Shirley said...

Congratulations!! You did it again! Now sketching in public should be easy for you. Cute Gazebo....

Margaret Ann said...

Lovely sketch...serene and soft! :)

freebird said...

Sketching in public is scary but look at the wonderful picture you ended up with!

Starr said...

You did a lovely job for drawing in public. I haven't done it yet and am nervous. Thanks for the motivation. Love the colors and your choice of achitecture. Great Work!

Rita said...

You are braver than I am. I haven't tried drawing/painting in public yet. Nice job! I kind of like when things aren't perfect--adds character! :)