Nashville 2

It’s not quite finished, but I think it is far enough along to show. The middle, tall building is the one that has been giving me fits. All of the work and it still isn’t quite right. The center sets of windows are a little bit too far to the right and of course I didn’t see it until after I had put them in.  That was about par for the course for this picture.  I think I’ll be able to disguise some of it with the pastels, but of course I will always be able to see it.

Black and white

I will ink in the street on this one so the bottom will be a lot darker. The unfinished upper area of the center building is brick, as are the visible sides. The lower store fronts are predominantly green which should contrast nicely with all of the brick.  It will be interesting to see the differing effects of pastel versus  watercolor in the finished pieces.

And an update on the buck from the previous post.  After no sightings in over a week, this afternoon I saw him crossing the driveway in the front of the house.  He is still limping pretty badly, but he is alive so who can say what will happen.  He seems to be spending the evenings in a narrow patch of woods west of the house, so we try to stay away from it.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cindy D.
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 19:56:54

    Wow! Wonderful detail. Of course I didn’t see the windows until you pointed it out, but I bet it won’t be a problem once it’s colored. I don’t know if I’m happy or sad for the buck! Must be terribly painful. But I suppose if it can still eat. Can you put some food? Or do you prefer to let nature do it’s nature thing? 🙂


  2. ruthsartwork
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 20:23:09

    Thanks, Cindy. I think this will be one which I am glad to get done. It has taken a long time and been difficult the whole way. I am looking forward to how the pastels will let me fix it a little bit.

    The buck does seem to be in pain, but there is not much we can do for him. There is actually a lot to eat around here, as we are in the middle of both forest and grass as well as the lake being available for easy access to water. I think more about all of the coyotes we have around here as I am not sure how he could defend himself from a pack. I hope he makes it but we may never know. I was just glad to see him again.


  3. lesliepaints
    Nov 05, 2012 @ 21:27:36

    Your architectural work is superb!!!!!
    Ruth. I know there are wildlife sanctuary for deer. They fix legs if they can and then re-release them. Maybe look through your yellow pages, make a few calls. Look under wildlife rescue and Rehabilitation Services in your yellow pages. You may find out they can come out and tranquilize him and get him to where he can get the help he needs. It may even be something like an infection from a laceration, etc.


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