Saturday, July 29, 2006

University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Here are a couple of mediocre watercolors I did on the campus of UVA. It was founded in 1819 (I think, or 1817?) by Thomas Jefferson, and it is a really beautiful campus, with wonderful smallish enclosed gardens behind the student housing. This housing is original, and on the main 'quad' just behind the famous Rotunda, designed by Jefferson. I was really jealous of these students, getting to live in such historic quarters, until I found out they remain heated wood burning stoves, and the bathrooms are outside! (it snows there, so that sounded pretty bad. No AC either). I also made it to Monticello, Jefferson's home just outside of town which was quite moving and humbling. I have a pencil drawing of it somewhere (not sure what I did with that sketchbook. . .)

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Blogger Dave James said...

Beautiful Robin! And welcome back!

31 July, 2006 19:03  
Blogger Jacques de Beaufort said...

Hi Robin
I wen't to school at that beautiful campus 93'-97'..seems like a dream.

By the way I'm teaching Figure Painting at CSULB this semester (383-M/W morn.)..Jen Grey suggested I poke my head in you door at some point. Are you on the third floor somewhere?

Jacques de Beaufort

18 September, 2007 14:19  

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