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Though I don't draw in an "architectural" style I find buildings fascinating, for, large or small, they are the monuments by which we define our lives

 

West Virginia Cabin Cabin in the Woods

This Pennsylvania campsite drawing is one of a set of eight done on commission, to create an "art wall" of original pictures of favorite vacation spots.  The set included views of Toronto, the Grand Canyon, Upper Yellowstone Falls, Cumberland Falls and the Tetons.

By permission, Paul and Karen Masarik.

Original:  5x8, Graphite

  

Painted Lady

This doorway has been refurbished to its turn-of-the-century elegance, when it served as the entryway to a wealthy  family's home on Cleveland's east side, just one block away from famed Millionaire's Row on Euclid Avenue. 

Original:  5x8, Graphite
Painted Lady

  

New Hampshire Farm New Hampshire Farm

This farm dates to the mid-1800's.  The barn's frame was built of hand-hewn timbers held together by wooden pegs.  The supports for the main floor were oak trees five feet in diameter.  Stanchions for dairy cows lined one side, work rooms the other, and a winter's supply of loose hay forked in by hand filled the lofts from side to side and front to back. 

Original:  9x11, Graphite

  

Cleveland Museum of Art

Set in the elegant surroundings of Cleveland's University Circle, the art museum contains a trove of unique art and artifacts representing mankind's great epochs, as well as the personal achievements of many of its greatest artisans.  What a privilege to come here, to see free of charge such magnificence!

Original:  5x8, Graphite
Cleveland Museum of Art

  

Oilcan Church "Oilcan" Church

The Epworth-Euclid United Methodist Church in Cleveland's University Circle is modeled after Mont Saint MIchel in France.  Situated across the pond from the Cleveland Museum of Art, this striking architecture dominates the view from Euclid Avenue as you approach Cleveland's art district.

Original:  9x11, Graphite

  

Cleveland Y.M.C.A.

You can almost hear the Village People rollicking through a chorus of their classic song as you view this relic from the early 1900's, the downtown Cleveland Y.M.C.A. center.  The buildings occupy one-half of a city block with apartments, exercise areas and meeting facilities.

Original:  5x8, Graphite
YMCA Building

  

Buildings:  The Pencil Art of Kirk Ramsey
Copyright 2008 Kirk S. Ramsey
Last modified: March 12, 2016