|Former Sandpoint, ID Post Office|
So there I was, sitting on the curbing, sketching the building across from my doctor's office, when I hear a man say, "Sorry, this is an art-free zone." I look up at the passing pedestrian and with a smirk, assure him, "Trust me, this isn't art." His chuckle confirmed this was just another good-natured exchange that so often goes on between strangers in this little town.
This is the entrance to what was originally a federal building housing the post office, Forest Service and other government offices. It opened in 1928 and is one of two buildings in town of the Spanish Colonial Revival style - something not commonly found in northern Idaho. Done in pencil, I tried to sketch fairly quickly, not get bogged down in too much detail. But as so often happens, the closer I looked, the more surprises I found in those details, which I then had to include - some of it a bit wonkily. And despite my best intentions, a little color got added once home.
There's more to this building I'd like to sketch (including gargoyles!) so I'll be returning.