USk: Thurman “Thursday” Garage Doors

w16-10-15-usk-thurman-garages-07 w16-10-15-usk-thurman-garages-09w16-10-15-usk-thurman-garages-14Mitchell and I like to walk up
Thurman Street sometimes (and should do it more!).  So many old garages and
oddities and lovely gardens.  Some of
the old garages look like
they are never used; the vines cover the doors.

I created this sketch before inktober,
but had no time to finish it.

Grisaille in Lexington Grey and brunaille in DeAtramentis Document Brown and Super5 Australia created the under-painting.

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Yes, iron rings for horse ties still line the streets.
And a bit of a wicked looking address marker!

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I am playing in the group Thursday Doors, led by Norm 2.0, with others, here!

Have you got a door in your sketchbook?

Fabriano A4 Watercolor journal, Pentalic 2B woodless pencil,
Lamy Al-Star with De Atramentis Document black ink,
and Platinum Carbon pen with Platinum Carbon ink;
Noodler’s Lexington Grey, De Atramentis Document Brown, and Super5 Australia ink;
Sennelier, Holbein, M.Graham, Greenleaf & Blueberry, and Daniel Smith watercolors.


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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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18 Responses to USk: Thurman “Thursday” Garage Doors

  1. I love the painting and middle garage door. When we replace our garage door I want to replace it with some with more interest than the boring one we have now.


  2. hmunro says:

    I love the combo of the garage doors and their rich foliage with the small architectural details! What a lovely snapshot of the personality of this place.


  3. Norm 2.0 says:

    I’m wondering if any of those older garages are actually in use for cars. It seems that despite the fact that cars were bigger than they are now, older residential garages were much smaller…at least a lot of the ones I’ve seen anyway.


  4. Dan Antion says:

    I really like that garage door, Kate. I like that you share the rogk in progress. It’s fascinating to see how you get to the finsihed state.


  5. I love the horse ties and all the greenery.



  6. Great sketches! Almost like a designer’s rendering.


  7. Linda K says:

    really beautiful art Kate, I admire your sketch style. Happy PPF!


  8. terriheal says:

    Beautiful sketches? I love all of the tiny details & descriptions too. Thanks for the link to Thursday Doors. Sounds like fun.


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