Björketorp, Sweden (Jan's house)

July 23, 2010. Jan is a Swede who came by our stuga a couple times while we were there. He has quite a bit of property where he hunts moose and boar, and this house he inherited from his wife's family. He gave me a tour of this beautiful house. At one time it had 8 kachelofens, (wood burning tile furnaces)- one in almost every room. On his property he's found old Viking artifacts. Just up the hill from this here is an old church ruin from the middle ages, adjacent to the cemetery where his wife is buried.

8 comments:

art is jokken said...

Hi Rob
I like your drawings! Shadows, contrast, just everything is right, very impressive work! That's true, as somebody already stated it could be a drawing from last century.

Pierre Raby said...

Very impressive works. These four last sketches are so well rendered Rob- yours skills to illustrate architecture have matured in a unique and warm style of your own, simply beautiful.

Rob Carey said...

Thank you very much Ludek. I value your comments.

Rob Carey said...

Thank you, Pierre- I'm still trying to figure out where I'm going with drawing-- not there yet, but definitely having fun on the way...

lupus said...

Hi, Rob, my dear friend, I'm a bit frightened with this sketch....Are you sure that it's not the house of that film "Psicosis", with Anthony Perkins as protagonist?,brrrrrrrrr, I'm afrai, je,je,je.

Good work, Rob, everytime I enter in your blog I find something fantastic, genial more and more.

A big hug form your friend.

Do you know Bask Country? I'll write to the e-mail abou it.


Enrique.

Rob Carey said...

Enrique- thanks for your note- I thought I lost your link; now I have your new blog address. I know, this sketch is too dark looking- it's the black background and the angle of the house that makes it so eerie. That wasn't my intention- Jan's house should be brighter and happier to match his personality. Send me a note about Bask.

pete scully said...

oh wow, Rob this one is amazing!! That axe in the foreground really draws you in and the houe is spot on, but i really like the dark used for the forested hills in the background, it has an incredible effect, which really works well with that dark roof. And then the swirling sky as well, this is a beauty.

Rob Carey said...

thanks, Pete. I was trying some new stuff on this one. The one element I need to repeat is the foreground thing. That's not always easy to find, especially on location sketching, although you seem to do very well with that, sticking a stop sign or something in there.