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Family Pharmacy

Family Pharmacy

My work table has been seeing quite the swing of subject matter lately. I was almost finished with the 3 dog portrait last week, when I got a medium sized commercial building commission.  I started on it but with car battery trouble and the snowy weather, as you can see, I didn’t get very far on it.

It is an historic building that was the family owned pharmacy built in the 40’s by their grandfather.  That was back when a pharmacist actually compounded many prescription himself, unlike today.  Sorry about my picture quality, but the pencil and ink combination makes it hard to have it very light.

It will have an older red brick facade along with some historic markings and signage.  I don’t quite know what is under the canopy of the lower building because it was too much in shadow and I need better pictures.  It kind of looks like picture windows with flower boxes at the base, but I can’t see enough even to guess yet.  The sidewalk has a row of bricks running next to the building, at the curb, and halfway between.  It also looks like the concrete is aggregate.  There sure is a lot of character in these older buildings

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cindy D.
    Jan 19, 2014 @ 16:01:06

    The signage always seems so dynamic in older buildings. It’s too bad they’re so generic now. Oh well. Looking forward to the color!


  2. Gray Dawster
    Jan 20, 2014 @ 05:36:09

    I can’t wait to see the final result on this one 🙂

    Andro xxxx


  3. bercton
    Jan 20, 2014 @ 14:26:34

    Very interesting work of art!


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