Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thanking Frank

These are little sketches done at our recent USk Chicago meet. So much to see and so much to take in, I opted to sketch some of the details on the Chicago Avenue side of his home and studio. The first is one of the sculptures above the walkway to the hidden door. The second is of the tourists and the reliefs that line the walkway.  I walked across the street for a closer view for  third sketch. It's a detail of the reliefs – the repeated stork motif and lastly a rough rendition of the logo.

Now I must go back to Oak Park and actually sketch Wright's glorious buildings! There was so much to take in at once.  In a five block area there are about seven houses designed or remodeled by Wright. What a feast for the eyes and imagination. The overall feeling of his work is monumental but his attention to detail is what really amazed me. It was a quite a day!


  1. Barbara, these are fantastic paintings! How lucky to have such wonderful architecture to draw! I spy something on your that a cut off sock to be a blotter for when you are painting??? Or is it just a colorful cuff of a sweater? If it's the former...I think I will try that!!

  2. Thanks Jennifer! Yes that is a cut off sock on my wrist. It keeps me from dabbing paint all over myself – usually!