Thursday, August 14, 2008

Houses of Onyar


Back in the middle ages these houses presented a much different facade to the river. Then, this was a solid and impenetrable containing wall to defend against invaders. Over time, with the disappearance of external enemies, windows, balconies, porches and other openings began to appear. Somehow it has managed to achieve a colorful harmony and is a big part of the charm of Girona .

This was a fun sketch to do. I made two buildings a story taller than they actually were by mistake but I like how it all turned out.

6 comments:

Rick said...

luuI like this drawing and have enjoyed looking at your work. The owners will be thankful for the two extra stories that you added to their homes, I'm sure.

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Rick said...

I meant to write, "I like this drawing..." but the dumb word verification got started in the wrong spot and I didn't notice.

Ambrosia said...

Ken,
First time I've seen your blog. Thank goodness Geoff sent me the link - Yay! Wow, am I ever in awe. I LOVE your sketches and your journal pages and journaling. Terrific!
So glad you're having a great time, and it is such a treat to be able to share in it. Keep up the good work and play!!
Anita

Ken said...

Thanks Rick and Anita - glad you like the drawings!!

Jennifer Lawson said...

Wonderful sketch with such beautiful colors. Just went through all your posts. Very cool journal pages. I was in Barcelona in January and while others were at a conference, I wandered the streets and sketched while drinking the most delicious coffee. I think it is one of my favorite cities.

Sailed the Penobscot a few weeks ago and sketched islands and more islands. Weather was not as it should have been, but that's life in Maine...

Ken said...

Thanks Jennifer. Yes, Barcelona is a great city. I think I became addicted to the coffee there.