Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Vacant House (pastel, 2010)

I would love to know the story behind this house. It's about 2.5 miles down the road from where I live. Last year a crew came and dug out beneath the entire house. I used to run by it sometimes and the house was up on cement blocks with a hole about 6 feet deep dug underneath the entire house. I thought maybe they were putting in a septic system or something. The hole got filled in, the construction vehicles left and the house has sat there empty ever since. I drive by this house almost every day and the section on the left always casts interesting shadow patterns on the section on the right. I've been wanting to draw it for a while, but it's right on US Hwy 1 and there's no place to park or set up an easel. Last Friday I stopped in at the house next door and the nice folks who live there were kind enough to let me set up on their property and make this drawing.


martinealison said...

Vous deviez être ravie de pouvoir dessiner et peindre cette maison. Très belle lumière... Avez-vous obtenu la petite histoire de ce fameux trou géant ?

Frank said...

Thank you! No, I am hoping that one of my neighbors might read this and then tell me the story about the digging beneath the house.