Saturday, January 17, 2009

Old Orange County Courthouse

Built in 1927 the "Million Dollar Courthouse" is a fine example of Beaux Arts architecture. The building was designed by architect Murry S. King. Today the Orange County Regional History Center is located in the building. An exhibit of Jim Henson's Muppets is now on display. While working on this sketch I kept getting bombarded by acorn shards from a squirrel that was sitting on a branch about 10 feet above me. I shouted up to him to cut it out but he just kept munching away. I finally had to accept the fallout in order to complete the sketch. A yellow smudge in the upper right hand corner is from particularly gross half eaten bit of acorn.

Today I searched the web for images from Andrew Wyeth figuring I could learn something from his loose high contrast watercolors. As it turns out Andrew Wyeth died yesterday at the age of 91. He seems to have been producing art right up until his final days. He will be missed.

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BEN said...

I see your work on sketchcraw,

Thorsx said...

Thanks Ben.