I am enjoying mixing up the different styles and media for my artwork a bit. I like doing the architecturals best of course, but I do feel that the linocuts and animal portraits help keep me fresher.
This time around I decided to make a companion piece to the last Ohio pastel. I like working on the smaller scale, so I laid it out at the same size as the last one – about 8″x8″. This one has a limestone surround and a five panel frieze around the door along with the timber work set into the brick. The first floor window is a bay, set underneath the jutting second floor. I have to make up an appropriate wooden front door because the owners have covered it up with a storm. I will keep its slight angle (not curve) at the top. It also has some angled brickwork too which is always fun.
I saw a great blue heron down at the lake late this afternoon. He must be happy the water isn’t frozen any more, but I can’t imagine there were any fish or frogs on the shoreline for him to catch. I wonder what they survive on in the winter. our fish are down deep. Perhaps they hunt more at the creeks and streams.