This week has been very rainy in Davis. We have so much of the year without rain, when it finally comes it can be heavy. I had a pre-lunchtime meeting on the other side of campus, and so was stuck in the MU when a deluge came down. So I sketched Freeborn Hall, because it’s going to be knocked down anyway. Yes, I read recently that they decided to demolish rather than redevelop. They have almost finished with the plaza in front of the MU (that took forever, and I thought it was fine the first time they redeveloped it a couple of years ago), but it is interesting to have sketched this section of campus several times over the years, and to see how it has changed. Well, it’s going to change again. That rain was really bucketing down.
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I didn’t know that they were going to demolish the building! I always found the roof overhang intriguing … and you captured it well!
Yep, they announced it last month: https://theaggie.org/2018/12/10/freeborn-hall-to-be-demolished/. It’s been closed for years, now it seems like it’ll be too expensive to redevelop properly. (I must admit I never liked Freeborn much, the times I had to go there for events or gigs, but it has a lot of history)
(Thanks for the link!)
Your blog is great! :) I like that I can recognize the places. How do you color them? Is it digital or color pencil or??? Sorry if you answer that somewhere already :P
Thanks! I use watercolor paints for coloring-in, Winsor & Newton Cotman brand.
This is really lovely :)