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East Capitol Hill residence

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One of my sons and his wife just bought an East Capitol Hill row house and this weekend all 4 parents joined them for a marathon painting session.  Although I travel to Washington DC on business at least yearly, I wasn't familiar with these charming rowhouses and immediately wanted to do a quick sketch.  I did take a break from taping walls Saturday afternoon and here is both my sketch and a photo of me sketching while sitting on a brick ledge (ouch!) which my son took from an upstairs window.  This sketch was done in my 5 1/2 by 8 1/2" sketchbook so I don't have many  architectural details.  However, I did more sketches of individual details over the rest of the weekend - and hope to do many more sketches when they finally move in.


The house looks wonderful. I really love the way the row house/brown stone look. New Orleans, DC, New York, San Francisco, Charleston...some of my favorite cities for architecture. I would love to sit and draw with y'all. :-)

BEAUTIFUL home and beautifully rendered, Shirley!!

Pretty darn nice!
congratulations on the drawing and the new home.

what a gorgeous house full of character - happy house warming to them!
great illustration!
you look so cute sitting there sketching away!

It's beautifully done, Shirley - maybe your son could use it for a house warming party invitation or new home Christmas card or similar.

Wonderful sketch of a true jewel! Love your photo, as well.

I havent had time to look at your stuff before, I love it. The row house looks charming and your sketch pretty terrific. Also love the Off to London one, Penny in Victor Harbor South Australia

Wonderful drawing (looks like you had loads of fun!)What a wonderful subject to draw too, I love this type of building.

Beautiful house and a beautiful sketch. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

Wow! I love this drawing! You´ve really caught the essence of that nice house! Lovely photo too.

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