Winooski Historic DistrictPosted: July 2, 2016
Before the start of my workshop in Burlington, Vermont I thought I should probably do a warm-up sketch. I haven’t drawn all week and thought I might be a bit rusty, so I stood out on the river walk in historic Winooski and sketched a view of one of the old mills before heading off to teach. This is my favourite sort of subject. Brick industrial buildings, sharp ledges of rock, churning water and ominous sky. Of course the old mill buildings now house upscale restaurants, vegan cafes and yoga studios, but the exteriors are as interesting as they must have been during the heyday of lumber, cotton, wool and flour production.