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Centreville Volunteer Fire Department

Hyperlocal Tourism: These drawings are part of my ongoing attempts to fall in love with Centreville, Virginia, where I’ve lived for more than a decade. I’m hoping that by getting up close and personal, I will develop an affection for the place.

These are the guys who come save me if my house is on fire. I stopped to draw this from across the street while walking home from Centreville Day.

Harrison House, Centreville

Hyperlocal Tourism: These drawings are part of my ongoing attempts to fall in love with Centreville, Virginia, where I’ve lived for more than a decade. I’m hoping that by getting up close and personal, I will develop an affection for the place.

The Harrison House has seen better days. I know there are efforts being made to preserve it, but I don’t know the details. I would like to note that one of the former owners was a Confederate soldier named – believe it or not – Spotsylvania County Spindle.

Stuart-Mosby Cavalry Museum, Centreville

Hyperlocal Tourism: These drawings are part of my ongoing attempts to fall in love with Centreville, Virginia, where I’ve lived for more than a decade. I’m hoping that by getting up close and personal, I will develop an affection for the place.

The Stuart-Mosby Civil War Cavalry Museum is a collection of Civil War memorabilia crammed into the tiny front room of an old gas station, if you can believe it.

Spindle Sears House, Centreville

Hyperlocal Tourism: These drawings are part of my ongoing attempts to fall in love with Centreville, Virginia, where I’ve lived for more than a decade. I’m hoping that by getting up close and personal, I will develop an affection for the place.

The Spindle Sears House was what it sounds like: a house ordered from the Sears Catalog. It’s small but surprisingly modern (by 1930s standards).

St. John’s Episcopal, Centreville

Hyperlocal Tourism: These drawings are part of my ongoing attempts to fall in love with Centreville, Virginia, where I’ve lived for more than a decade. I’m hoping that by getting up close and personal, I will develop an affection for the place.

St. John’s Episcopal Church in Centreville was built before the Civil War. It’s very small but pretty inside, and some interesting people are buried in its yard.

Green Spring Gardens

I was at a sketch outing at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, VA. Honestly, it was hot and muggy and buggy and I did not enjoy myself and I am not happy with anything I drew while I was there. This was the best of the lot.

Capitol Dome

Drawn while waiting for my other drawing friends to show up.

Chesapeake Lightship

I visited the Chesapeake Lightship in Baltimore as part of the 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge.

Manassas/Bull Run

It was hot when I went to Manassas Battlefield Park (which we Yankees like to refer to as Bull Run). I drew the Stone House from the car, and Brawner Farm from a photograph I took.

Berkeley Springs, WV

Back in November, I visited Berkeley Springs, West Virginia for a spa weekend. My appointment wasn’t until the afternoon (unlike everybody else in my party), so I had a lot of time to kill wandering the tiny town. For part of it, I hung out at Lighthouse Latte and drew the building across the road.

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