My normal size home portrait is approximately 4 x 6 inches, matted to 8 x 10 inches, which is small. But these are even smaller and I am calling them my "mini" home portraits. They are approximately 2 x 4 inches, matted to 5 x 7 inches. Based on the size they are much more simplified than a regular home portrait.
The Ontario COVID-19 "stay at home" order, which started January 14, 2021 is giving me more time to try new things. I am still going to work but evenings and weekends I am doing more artwork and enjoying this time very much! At home by myself in the studio, the joy of being an introvert.
Another benefit: using up small pieces of paper and matt board.
Sometimes an illustration gets in a pile of artwork and gets overlooked for awhile. This one "Camden Terrace (Front Elevation) was overlooked for a few years! Cleaning up studio and came across it this weekend. Illustration is from 2016 and in November of that year, the building was demolished. The building was located at 479-489 Talbot Street, and was built 1876-77.Second image is based on the architecture of Camden Terrace, in the window, it says "save me - you did not". The history of the architecture and the city is worth saving. Once it is gone, its gone forever.
This is (was) an example of "Terrace Housing". A 19th-century term for row housing, terrace housing refers to identical or mirror-image houses sharing side walls. Such terraces were a traditional British form of domestic architecture generally only found in the larger urban areas of Ontario. London has several examples. (Source: Jennifer grainger.blogspot.com)
Some notes from Architectural Conservancy Ontario, London Branch about its unique design:
What are the odds of getting a hole-in-one or ace? According to the National Hole-in-One Registry, the odds of the average golfer making a hole-in-one are 12,000 to 1.
Some other interesting facts about hole in ones ...
Aces are rare, but the same golfer getting aces three years in a row, what are the chances? 2018 and 2019 aces were at Greenhills Golf Club in Lambeth, and most recent 2020, at Tangle Creek Golf and Country Club near Barrie. One golfer. Three aces. Three years. Congratulations to him!
This prominent building in the downtown of St. Marys (175 Queen Street East), was constructed in 1891 of local limestone with dichromatic red sandstone accents. Its close proximity to the St. Marys Public Library, another heritage building constructed with similar materials, contribute to the strong heritage identity of the downtown area.
St Marys Town Hall, Ink and watercolour, 6" x 6" ©2020
BlackHorse Golf & County Resort
Played this golf course on Friday, August 21, a sunny, hot day, perfect for golf. The number breakdown looks like this...
18 holes - 16 sketches - 2 tall boys - 4 hours, 5 minutes - 89 total
Riding in a cart while golfing, always gives more time for sketching. The "on course" sketches are very quick... I never want to be "that" golfer who holds other golfers up! So, I have learned to sketch very quickly, especially on the golf course. Sometimes, I start with some pencil lines (I was using a mechanical pencil, which I have had since college), but sometimes I go right to permanent black ink. All of these sketches were done on the course and the colour was added later.