Today I am posting a series of sketches I did a few weeks ago. The church I work at has been built on an old farm property. The Oehlke family purchased land and built a farmhouse and several other buildings on a piece of land that had been settled 150 years ago, they were the fourth owners. The church was gifted the property where the farm buildings have remained after the Oehlke’s vacated them, and the buildings and shaded areas have been used for years for outdoor worship and other uses. In 2021, the farm buildings will be torn down, so I decided to do a project and capture the buildings in sketches before that happened. I chose some nice and not-so-nice days of fall weather to get out and sketch. All sketches were done with Faber-Castill Pitt pens and watercolor. White marks were made with Gelly pens. Here is the series…
I hope to do more sketches during the demolition phase. This property and its buildings means a lot to many people, both in our church and community. I am glad I could capture it in sketches!
Love, love, love – beautiful work!