Another Jasper streetscape

Another Jasper storefront

I looked at the date of my last post and couldn’t believe it has been a month since then.  Such was my May.  We had one out of town family move and another period helping an elder family member start the process to downsize and move into a more assisted living situation.  I think I spent about as much time out of town as in.

But now I’m back to the drawing table with an old standard.  I really love this small town main square.  Jasper has one of the most colorful downdowns I have seen in Indiana and I love depicting all of the colors of the buildings.  Here is the pencil up of another red brick/green trim shop.  Let the inking begin.

 

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Back to Jasper

Back to Jasper

Back to Jasper

After all of the holiday work, I have returned to doing some of my own for listing in my etsy store.  This piece has sat half finished since sometime last fall and I decided I should go ahead and finish it. Two of the three streetscapes I painted of the unique shops in Jasper have sold already so this is a logical choice.  I may have to dig out my pictures of other small Indiana town main streets to work from. There is obviously pride of place here.

All of the decorative brick work took some time, but it is finished now and time for the watercolors.

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Inking Jasper

Inking Jasper

Now that I have finished the last commission, I’m going back to the inking for the Jasper, Indiana storefront.  There is a lot going on in this little streetscape.  The brick has vertical embellishments at the top and the window staging is busy.  On this nice weather day, they have put quite a bit out onto the sidewalk, too.

The building to the left adds its own special qualities.  Its windows shelter under a big canopy and the brickwork is accented nicely with limestone and the raised double squarish pattern.  The facade has a nice little parapet on top to break up a flat roofline.

There is still quite a bit of inking left before I get to the watercoloring.  With blue gray brick, this one won’t be as colorful as the others, but I think its interesting architectural features will make up for it.