As you may know, the past months included my family staging, selling, and moving out of our old home that we had spent the last 23 years in (well, 22 in my case.) During that time, I wanted to capture the memories in a way the beautiful photos taken of our home for the sale could not. As the inside of our home was filled with objects that were not our own, I looked outwards for inspiration and chose to paint the views seen from various windows in our home. This travel-style sketchbook was given to my mother.
The sketched were done with Faber pens, a limited color palette, and a waterbrush. Here are some highlights:
I started with my own views.
One featured our friends across the street’s home.
I paid extra attention to my mother’s spot in the kitchen.
I included one sketch of our house’s outside to wrap things up.