February 22, 2007

EDM #107 News

This is my local newspaper and comes in the mail two times a week. Behind is the building that housed the entire newspaper headquarters, from reporters to printing presses, to distribution trucks, or at least it did. The building had been abandoned few years ago and fell into disrepair. Because it is deemed an "historical site" there were severe limitations for prospective renovators and printing process had left toxic clean up issues, etc. In 2006 a developer began renovating and adding on creating deluxe condominiums. She looks spanking new with a new huge addition in back as well. Location is right down town and a hop from route US1 and I95. A bit of my local history to add some actual NEWS to my EDM News challenge.
Pencil and ink in Aquabee Super Deluxe sketchbook followed by Watercolor

10 comments:

phthaloblu said...

Nice work, Sandy. I like adding the historical perspective, too. Gives the newspaper substance and adds to the overall compostition.

Brenda Y said...

Well, you DID come up with something very unique showing an original printing press building and a newspaper!! What a neat story and wonderful ending for a lovely building.

Teri C said...

What a wonderful artistic answer to this challenge! Love the view and the bit of history is terrific!!!

mARTa said...

great composition Sandy. I'm having a hard time with that. I can feel the crisp air in this one!

SCquiltaddict said...

Interesting and a great job on the sketch

caseytoussaint said...

This is really nice - very ambitious and well executed. I enjoyed reading aboutthe history of the building too. Thanks.

Lin said...

What a spectacular sketch!!! Home to newspaper -- just beautiful!

aPugsLife said...

VERY cool! And I love learning interesting things about local areas, too. :)

Mary Ellen said...

Really nice job with the composition! Excellent job ... also love the way you did the stone. Cheers! Mary Ellen

gingermoggy said...

Sandy, I like this composition very much. cool bit of local history too! Jules