Thursday, March 29, 2012

Old and Weathered Buildings with J Susan Cole Stone

Old and Weathered Buildings 
In Pen & Ink and Watercolor
Instructor J. Susan Cole Stone
A subject I often paint is old and weathered houses, or bits of architectural detail of old or  abandoned houses. While I am drawn to paint the interesting detail, the way the light reflects in a window or the way the shadow falls at a particular time of day, the thing that truly draws me in is that at some mysterious point in time, the last person walked out of this house, shut the door, walked away and no person has ever lived there again.  Why did that happen? What happened to cause this house to be abandoned?   No one lives there anymore.  There are no more celebrations, no births or deaths, no laughter, no tears, as there once was in this place.   In time, it will crumble into the ground and disappear as well.  The people are gone, but they  have left a part of themselves within its walls. The house tells us something of their stories. Students will explore the use of pen & ink with watercolor to capture the beauty and character of weathered buildings, barns and factories with the all of their imperfections and the stories they have to tell.
$75 / 4 weeks.  Materials List provided with registration and payment.
At The Art Gallery of Viera at the Avenue, 2261 Town Center Avenue, Viera, FL 32940
Thursdays, May 3-24, 2012, 10 - noon  
To Register, contact Susan Stone at or (401) 596-4266

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