What is it about this tableau that I am so riveted by? Before I even finished the drawing I did of this farmhouse yesterday, I was thinking about doing the next one. The barn and house both sit right along the edge of a slope that runs down to the river, the ridge beams of their roofs not quite aligned but exactly parallel. Steeply pitched over the main structure then continuing at a shallower pitch over an open sided extension, the roofs of the ruined barn mimic the pitch of the land. It squats behind the house and slightly below it, as the ridge drops in elevation to the west. The house itself is on the highest ground. You can see a larger view in the gallery: http://scottstultz.squarespace.com/drawings/barns-and-farmscapes/
Not drizzly out there this afternoon when I went up to draw, but cold and windy enough to keep me in the back seat of my old Saab, although with the window rolled down so at least I wasn't looking through a pane of glass. People slowed down and stared as they drove by, wondering what the weirdly intent looking guy was doing, bundled up and sitting alone in the back seat of a beat up old car parked along the roadside.