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Very Old Houses in the Snow

A few days ago I met up with two friends in Strawbery Banke to paint on a beautiful, cold winter day. 

Here’s a detailed report of that outing: Postcards from ME & NH


I wanted to be flexible to walk around and study a number of subjects and experiment with different views so I concentrated on sketching with ink and water color pencils. 

This is the view up the small dirt lane we were standing in.
4×8, pen & watercolor on Aquarelle

In front of us was a open area of snow with the shadows of the houses  behind us stretching across it. 
8×10, pen & watercolor on Aquarelle

Around the corner I found a small back garden with a single window on the rear side of a house.
11×11, pen & watercolor on Aquarelle

Another lane headed toward the harbor.
7×9 pen & watercolor on Aquarelle

Some of these houses are very old.  They are funny shapes, have no back doors and have windows in odd spots or entire walls with only one or two small windows.
6×10, pen & watercolor on Aquarelle


 As we packed up to head home at sunset a half moon was up high in the sky.