Saturday, March 21, 2015

Sketching the Afternoon Away

Today was a perfect spring day.  I touch cool in the morning but nothing too uncomfortable.  I decided to travel to Grantsville, do a little exploring for reference material and attend the first outdoor car show of the year. After a quick lunch I headed a short distance east to Erda and spent the afternoon sketching there.  The first sketch is an old cinderblock barn in serious disrepair, it's looks like it haven't been used or maintained in decades.

art sketch plein air pen watercolor barn rural Erda Utah


This appears to be a fairly large, solidly built and elaborate barn, I wonder what would have caused the owner to abandon it.  The corral in the background also appears to have not been used for quite some time.

Just a couple miles down the road from the barn was this neat old Ford truck.

art sketch plein air truck Ford abandoned watercolor rust


I really appreciate it when the owners of these cool old vehicles put them on display at the front of their property so I can enjoy sitting on the shoulder of the road sketching them.  The truck shares it's resting spot with a couple horses who were pretty curious about the odd guy sitting there on the other side of the fence.


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