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Friday, February 28, 2014

Close to Home, by Joan Tavolott

Today I went up the street and sketched the elementary school. It was frigid out today so I sketched from my car. Nobody was around...who else would be out in such cold weather? There is still some snow piled up by the school from our last storms, and apparently on Sunday we are expecting more. 
Luckily I am heading out of town and will miss it. I pre sketched some items for the next theme so I can post while I am away.

Here is Merrimack Elementary School done across two pages in my moleskin.

(click on photo to see more details)


  1. Love this scene, Joan. I hope you don't mind that I enlarged your photo and added the click to see details below it. My eyes needed larger!
    ;-) You did such a great job on capturing all the details of this little school. Glad to hear you have drawn ahead and will be posting. I just did one too for tomorrow! ;-) Have a good time this weekend!

  2. This is wonderful. I am going to have to try a double page some time. hope you get far away from the snow for awhile. :) look forward to the rest.

  3. I love how you did this across two pages…and the way you painted it, the eye travels across the pages. Nice!

  4. Joan this is fabulous and I love how you included the ever so small flag in such a perfect way! Impressive work! I love how this turned out!

    Hugs Giggles

  5. Joan you take the prize for determination in all weather...sketching in your car in the cold like this - Well done. Love your two page spread :-)

  6. Fantastic panorama. Really good work!


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