Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Potato House Ruins (pastel, 2008)

(Private Collection)
I did this early Saturday evening off of the Station Road in Monticello. I did a pastel of this same building two years ago, but in the morning when the sun was on the other side of the building. Years ago, there was a railroad running through here and these potato houses were thriving. Now the railroad has become a trail for ATVs and snowmobiles and the old potato houses are crumbling.


Anonymous said...

amazingly touching

Anonymous said...

Frank, I took a photograph of this building yesterday. The kids and i went for a bike ride along the trail. it was a great day. Teri

Anonymous said...

I really like the texture and sense that the light is just barely touching the potato house where it is in shadow. This gives the feeling that you captured an instant in time.