And now for a short break from France sketches to see a sketch from July 13th, which of course is the day before the French national holiday, Bastille Day. This is the UC Davis Bike Barn, yes, even looking like this. Regular tuners-in will remember I have drawn several times since taking up Davis sketching, but now it appears to be undergoing some reconstruction. It looks sad with the windows boarded up, but signposts indicate the Bike Barn is still operating during the building work. So much building work on campus right now…
Below are most of the sketches I have done of the Bike Barn over the past nine years, not including the ones of the other side of the building (which looks very similar). I wouldn’t mind, but I hate drawing bikes.
Above: September 2006, October 2006, January 2007.
Above: August 2007, January 2008, March 2009, April 2010
Above: January 2011, February 2011, August 2011, October 2013
Above: October 2013, March 2014 (x2)
2 thoughts on “barn on the thirteenth of july”
I admire the way you can depict a common place subject from a variety of viewpoints and get classical, elegant compositions that each have a slightly different feeling (mundane moment, cozy familiarity, detached observation, etc.).
Thank you! That’s what comes of years of not knowing what to draw at lunchtime. It’s on my way to where I eat…