So I got a HUGE response from my last picture, so I want to thank you for the support and hope I'm on to something with this style I'm trying out.
Here is another abstract watercolour wave crashes, complete with some birdies :)
Geothermal applications have multiple advantages. Along the bottom of the sketchbook (on the left), you will see what appear to be small houses. They are actually pince, pronounced “pin-sir,” or wine storage houses. The houses are only the front of much larger structures and storage processes. Each one is merely a door with one room for tasting, and then the wine cellar extends back into the hillside, sometimes as far as a hundred feet. By extending into the hill, the tunnellike cellars take advantage of the cool and constant ground temperature below the freezing point of the frost line. The underground space is always about fifty to fifty-five degrees Fahrenheit, depending on the latitude, as long as it is at least three and a half to five feet below the ground surface. Indigenous people around the world have taken advantage of this free and constant temperature well before air-conditioning and heating. The passive geothermal advantage, in this case, keeps the wine at the right temperature year-round.
The greatest thing about the pince is that if you knock on one of the doors and the winemaker happens to be inside, he will gladly sit you down and proudly serve you a taste of his wine. We had quite a few lunches in the pince rows scattered around the wine country. The hillside behind the cellars has a few clustered trees, and I drew them like balls in the style of medieval etchings.
We can look into reducing energy with natural light and ventilation from window transoms. This window sketch from my travels in Hungary shows an upper rectangle with three panes of glass and a lower pair of panes with three small glass inserts in each. The upper portion opens up and out to allow for natural ventilation. Plus it prevents the rain from coming in if you need a breeze on a hot summer day when it starts to rain.
Each of the two lower portions also opens out as casement windows versus the more common double-hung windows in America. With high-efficiency air-conditioning, the use of natural ventilation is less of a concern now than it was in America before WW II. A significant portion of the world does not have central air-conditioning, so they have had to innovate to maximize natural onsite conditions such as breeze. In 2007, only 2 percent of households in India and 11 percent of households in Brazil had air-conditioning, compared with 87 percent of households in the United States.
New reports on “sick building syndrome” indicate that there are more toxins than we might have imagined in the carpet, furniture glue, and so on. This makes natural ventilation an asset for health rather than just for energy savings.
Это была небольшая разминка, перед тем как писать облака и свет сквозь них на большом формате. После был еще закат, показывала ранее.
Теперь вроде как поняла что было сделано так, что не так, что нужно сделать по другому.., т.е пора уже давно брать большой формат и жахать.
А я все не решаюсь🙈
Нахожу кучу отговорок, вполне обоснованных, но совсем не ищу возможностей.
Страхи большого белого и чистого😭 листа бывают у всех.
Может если я об этом расскажу, страх потеряет свою силу?!😂
Ну вдруг, все так просто😆
Я вроде как хорошо помогаю справиться с этим страхом своим студентам и онлайн и офлайн, а вот сама себе помочь-то и не могу😭
Бушующее море в #вунгтау 🌊🌊🌊
Черные флаги могут означать разное: опасная живность или сильные волны. Здесь второе. Ветер дует с моря постоянно. Нам нравится.
Все свои склейки отправила в посылке в Одессу. У меня теперь есть, найденный и купленный в Хошимине, рулон арша 300гр😍 Режу его на нужные кусочки и рисую. Но, блиииин! и тяжелый же он😄
Море написано с натуры и песок, как водится, был везде😭😄
Form follows function. Great example! This corncrib is one that particularly struck me as interesting. The quality of light inside is totally unique in that it creates some sort of cage effect. These small buildings are simply intended to dry corn, but they may provide a larger architectural inspiration.
The one on the left is made of sticks and vines like a large basket. Like the pattern design for the sunflowers by Otto Wagner in sketchbook Austria 1: Detail (c), (Vienna subway post) the weave of the corncrib appears to be simple, but on closer inspection, it is more complex with alternating sizes and then a double twist every seventh row. For roofs, one is thatched, while the other is tiled. The bent wood details along each post elevate this structure from shed to craft and from craft to art. Both are something of a piece of sculpture rather than a farm building.
The question of time must be addressed. Why would someone spend the time to decorate a corncrib? The only thing I can imagine is that part of human nature drives us to make something our own. We have history dating back to cave men where we would personalize the caves with cave paintings. Since this farmer does not have either a sports car to customize or even a TV to watch, why not spend the time to decorate the shed?
Across the Atlantic on the Amish farms in Pennsylvania, I saw a similar attention to detail in storage buildings like corncribs. (the US drawing posts will follow this spring.) #traveldrawing#traveldrawings#sustainability#sustainabledesign#architecture#art#travel#sketch#archisketcher#urbansketch#arch_more#learnfromlooking#urbansketching#usk#urbansketchers#urbansketcher#sketchcollector#pleinair#sketchbook#sketchwalker#sketch_daily#arquitetapage#arch_more#archisketcher#bestsketch#architectureape#corncrib#farmstructure#hungary 🇭🇺