Tuesday, March 5, 2013

fishducky's art corner




Here's another treat by fishducky, titled Flood House, Menlo Park, 1879. Always interested in learning more about California history, I googled the house. (I would actually call it a mansion with castle aspirations, wouldn't you?)

I learned that James Clair Flood (1826-1889) was a silver magnate, who commissioned the San Francisco architectural firm of Laver, Curlett, and Lenzen in 1879 to design this three-story mansion in Menlo Park, a suburb of San Francisco. Mr. Flood maintained other palatial homes in the city and in other parts of the country, as was the custom of the very wealthy lumber, railroad, and mining barons of the time. The Flood family demolished it in 1936, but there are many other examples of these mansions still standing in California. And fortunately for us, fishducky has immortalized many of them in her pen-and-ink drawings.


Source: Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)




15 comments:

  1. Fishducky has real talent. She would probably just put forth a joke about it, but she has talent.
    I want a room in that top spire. What a view that would be.

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  2. I love pen and ink drawings, Inger, (is that what medium this is?) Fishducky has talent, no question about that.

    Thanks for sharing your friend's art!

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  3. That fishducky is a rare . . . bird? fish/bird? Whatever she is, she's great at everything she does. The world is a better place because fishducky is in it.

    Love,
    Janie

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  4. she is truly talented, and yes it does look like a mansion that thinks it is a castle

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  5. To you & your followers--THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Her detail is amazing. Quite the talented lady.

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  7. Fishy Duck is a real talented artist. I love the pen and ink. I also like that you looked up the history Inger:) B

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  8. I have to agree. Fishducky is quite the talented person.

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  9. What a great drawing/etching?--picture of one of yes, I call it a mansion, too. There are so many Victorians still standing. Thanks to preservationists, I believe, more and more are being restored. Fishducky is very talented!

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  10. Love ink and pen renderings...I used to manage an art and drafting supply store, so know and understand this aspect of art.
    Thanks IngerDoodle!

    wink wink!

    Ron

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  11. Dear Inger, you, Debra, and Fishducky with her drawings have taught me so much about California. One of these days I'm going to drive around that state and see some of the places and things you three have told me about. Peace.

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  12. Va fin, hoppas det är bra med dig?

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  13. What a house! What a drawing!

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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