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Monday, July 14, 2014

Buildings around the world, A stone building, Sirkka Jalava

A building for domestic works,  I have heard it would have been a "dairy" for about a hundred years ago. It has been very different from a dairy to day. They have used ice, real ice, to cool down milk in the summer, for example.And so on. I can not tell you much more about it, because I don´t know.

You see how the sketcing starts, you can see too, that I have not drawn so many branches as they are in the photo. In the background you see a wall of the cowshed.


  1. This is great Sirkka, so good to see your initial sketch and the photo reference. Such a lovely building, your painting is super with the light and the shadows on it.

    1. Thank you Ann, I am glad you like it:)

  2. Super sketch of the stone building!!! It probably stays nice and cool inside.

  3. I like seeing the process you went through to create this picture. The very long shadows of the trees and the color palette you used make it seem very chilly, middle of winter.

  4. So tranquil and lovely a scene. The tree shadows across the snow impress me no end. Bravo!

  5. Thank you so much, Joan, Beach Cat and Lynn! Your comments are appreciated all!:)

  6. I love the light on the side of the building, and the shadows of the trees!


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