I'm fascinated by old buildings and houses and often wonder who lived there, how many generations of families occupied its rooms, and if anyone was born or died there. If only the walls could speak. Click or tap image for details.
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Christmas in Madrid
ink & watercolor, 6" x 8", sold. Based off a photo taken in Madrid, New Mexico by my daughter-in-law.
ink & watercolor, 11” x 8”, sold. This house was built in the 1870s and is located about 16 miles south of Franktown, Colorado along Hwy. 83.
ink and watercolor, 9" x 7.5"
Located just north of Franktown, Colorado. Donated to silent auction fundraiser.
Tarryall / Cline Ranch House
ink and watercolor, 13" x 8" plus mat, glass and frame, $390. This house was built in 1928 and is located in Park County, Colorado along Hwy. 285. The Pueblo Revival style, common in New Mexico, was extremely rare in Colorado at that time.
Abandoned Gold Mine
ink & watercolor, 8" x 6", sold. Located near Victor, Colorado.
Green Family Barn
ink & watercolor, 14" x 10", sold. A commissioned piece for a friend. This barn is located near Norton, Kansas.
Trough and Long Run Tunnel
ink & watercolor, 7" x 7" plus mat, glass and frame, $225. The western portal of tunnel #3 of the old Parkersburg, West Virginia branch of the B&O Railroad, abandoned in 1963. It retains its original 14' 2" clearance. The B&O Railroad decided to bypass the tunnel rather than increase its clearance an additional three feet. At 282 feet in length, it was known as the Trough and Long Run Tunnel.
New Mexico Rock House
ink & watercolor, 9" x 6" plus mat, glass and frame, $230. Located east of Clayton, in the northeast corner of New Mexico.
Florida Fixer Upper
ink & watercolor, 9" x 8", sold
Ralph Maughlin Barn, Lane County, Kansas
acrylics on canvas, handmade frame of original barn wood with protruding nails, 36" x 48", sold
When you gota go...
ink & watercolor on Aquabord™, 4” x 6”, sold
Devils Tower, Wyoming
ink & watercolor, 7” x 10” plus mat, glass and frame, $285
Abandoned Rope at the Lewis Dairy Farm
ink & watercolor, 14" x 11" plus mat, glass and frame, $350. This is a different view of "Parker Farmhouse." In the 20s and 30s this house was part of the Lewis Dairy Farm, which delivered milk daily to Denver, about 30 miles away. Supposedly, the house was to be relocated and restored, but ended up being demolished (along with all outbuildings and trees) in 2016.
Old Bridge on Scott Road, Douglas County
ink & watercolor, 14" x 11", sold. This is an abandoned bridge about a half mile north of my former neighborhood. Jennifer and I discovered it by accident in 2002. Upon taking more photos in 2006, Jen discovered a basement and house foundation at the top of the hill in the background (note the small washhouse by the poles). This bridge once served as an entry to the property the house stood on.
Old Bridge on Scott Road, Douglas County
ink & watercolor, 14" x 11", sold. This is another version of the old bridge near my former neighborhood. This view is from the north side of the bridge looking south. Winner of the "Purchase Award" at the Celebration of Art show in Parker, Colorado. The Town of Parker bought the piece to add to their permanent art collection.
ink & watercolor, 14" x 11", sold. This home sat about two miles north of our neighborhood but was razed in 2016.
Parker Barn/Twin House
ink & watercolor, 11" x 14", sold. This barn was located near the southeast corner of Parker and Stroh Roads in Douglas County, Colorado. It was once a house, and its “twin” was moved seven miles north many years ago, where it still sits today as a house. Unfortunately, this barn was demolished in 2018.
ink, Inktense pencils & watercolor, 17" x 11" plus mat, glass and frame, $250. The reference photo I used was taken by Bruce Norman when he visited Peru in 2006. Bruce is a member of the Parker Artists Guild and gave me permission to reproduce the image. His work can be found at brucenorman.com
Front Range at Roxborough
ink & watercolor, 16” x 6” plus mat, glass and frame, $250
1890s Walsenburg Power Plant
ink & watercolor, 12" x 7", sold. This is an old power plant west of Walsenburg, Colorado that produced electricity for the mines and town from the 1890s until 1972.
Kansas Water Tower
ink & watercolor, 7" x 10" plus mat, glass and frame, $250. This old water tower was located a few miles east of Scott City, Kansas. Unfortunately the tower, farm house and barn were razed sometime in 2012.