Monday, December 20, 2010

Old Truck in the Weeds

Well, not sketching everyday but every seven days maybe? This one is from a photo. There are lots of these old truck around the countryside.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Midland City

We found this old depot in Midland, Ohio while on our way to Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. It has been a lot of years since it has been used. It is on the IOCR, Indiana Ohio Central Railroad. The track in front is coming in from Columbus. There is also a track on the back side of this building. These tracks are the former B&O, Baltimore & Ohio. This is looking south and there is a small yard just to the west of this depot.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

4240 Beck Road - Plan view

My neice Cathy has asked me to do a sketch of her grandparents, my parents, farmhouse. So, to start this project I sketched this plan view of the farmstead as I remember it. Seems like I have remembered it fairly well. On the north side of Beck Road was part of the Henry Itsel farm. I can remember their cows laying in the shade of the huge trees that grew in the fence row. Now, I-96 expressway runs along side Beck Road. I grew up here. We moved to this farm when I was two and I lived there until I left home at age 18. My parents sold the farm in 1973 or somewhere around that time and built a new house about 15 miles west of here.