The first thing we do when we get into one of these places is take the curtains down in the common rooms. It never makes any sense to come to a place with a view and then block it out. Since we live on the fourth floor, itís always a goal to be able to just walk straight outside.
Iím always apprehensive about screwing up the perspective since I donít use any tools. Itís important for me to just put the information on the paper without doing preliminary sketches. I might put a small dot where I think something should end but, even if I do, I usually donít follow the plan.
There is actually a non-working heater under the window but I decided to leave it out.
Since I was of two minds about the different styles in the picture-window drawing I did this entire one from inside. Once again it was uncomfortable being inside on a beautiful day. I think I actually like this one better than the picture-window.
We have stayed in this cottage and the one visible out the window so many times that I think I wouldnít be surprised to be in this one and see myself coming out of the other cottage.
When I think about Wellfleet one of the images that comes to mind is waking up with a cool breeze blowing in from the window at the foot of the bed, listening to the clanking of rigging from the boats tied up on Town Pier.
All material copyright 2008 Neil Borrell