Posted By Art Baxter

Manayunk Avenue & Roxborough Avenue

This is the view from Manayunk Avenue, just off the intersection of Roxborough Avenue. It's two blocks from my home. This is a line of store fronts with apartments above them. I like the fact that these stores are imbedded in a neighborhood within walking distance and not in a strip mall on the main drag. The businesses are a hairdresser, an upholsterer and dry cleaner. These buildings have some hard miles on them yet they still have a lot of their original architectural details. Frankly, I was starting to get fatigued drawing all the #$@%& details. While I was drawing this, a woman who lives in a house to the left of where I was sitting, wanted to see my drawing. I showed her. I got the sense that she was wondering why on Earth I would want to draw this line of buildings. Why indeed. 'Cause it's REAL, man! This drawing was done with the usual suspects.

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2 Comment(s):
sammy said...
super butt kicking, great work man, and I love the woman wanted to see what you were doing.... how many do you have together now, a dozen or more? You know me, promotion, sell whore... I bet if you did a couple of the main street with all of those yuppied stores, the stores would want to buy them...I'm telling ya, your hot bud
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 12:50:47 PM
lincoln j beaver said...
Art: Wow, I have not visited in a bit, and I am lovin these architectural drawings of Manayunk. You really got something going on here, keep it up!! -- Tom
Friday, June 13, 2008 12:10:36 AM
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