If you’re local to Savannah, you may have spotted them already at ShopScad, The Tea Room, or La Paperie, but now you can also get your Savannah Notes online via The Ink Lab.  I’ve mixed up the series a bit and revamped the packaging to include an eco-friendly kraft paper box.  Each box includes 8 notes featuring my pen & ink drawings of Madison Square, Lafayette Square, Chippewa Square and the iconic Forsyth Park Fountain.  Get yours here!

Savannah Notes by Heathe L. Young

Savannah Boxed Note Set

Hope y’all are enjoying a beautiful Savannah Spring!

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It’s almost therapeutic to draw all the little details in Savannah ironwork.  I really enjoyed pulling this one together.

Custom Pen and Ink Drawing of Harris Street House in Historic Savannah

West Harris Street – Historic Savannah

8×12 pen & ink on natural colored paper

Visit The Ink Lab to commission your own – click here to see house sketches from years gone by.

I love drawing historic properties, and this Federal Style home on Lincoln Street is no exception.  Built in 1799 for William Barnard, it must have a million stories to tell.   In 1812, the house became the first Methodist parsonage in Savannah.  It also served as a Presbyterian manse as recently as the 1970’s.

custom pen and ink drawing house at 134 Lincoln St. Savannah

I’m a little sad that the iron gate designed by Ivan Bailey didn’t make the drawing…

Iron Gate Design by Ivan Bailey Savannah Georgia

Splendid, no?

Sometimes I really luck out!  I just worked up a sketch for the beautiful Azalea Inn and Gardens located in Historic Savannah!

Azalea Inn and Gardens pen and ink sketch in black and white

217 East Huntingdon Street

The color version is available as an 8×10 Hand-Watercolored Print, for sale at the Inn as well as in theinklab.

Azalea Inn & Gardens Watercolor painting Print

It was a pleasure working with Teresa, the innkeeper, and her gracious staff.  Azalea Inn, while beautiful and grand in every detail, still feels like home.  I think little Joey, Greeter and Ambassador, has something to do with that…

joey azalea inn and gardens savannah ga

All artwork ©2010 Heather L. Young

 

This time, a peek at the “uncropped” painting.  I rather like the contrast of the tightly sketched line work vs. the loosely applied washes.  Thoughts on framing?  I’m tempted to find a framing style that would allow for these haphazard washes to be viewed…

wavinggirl

©2009 Heather L. Young

P.S.  here’s a little info on our beloved Waving Girl. To see the b&w version, CLICK!

a refreshing touch…

September 7, 2009

of paint to a pen & ink.  Thankfully, the new printer allows me to print archival inks onto watercolor paper and paint on it without incurring any smudges.  I like this…a lot.  In fact, it’s got the wheels turning a bit.  Sometimes it’s good to breath new life into an old technique.

alligatorsoul2

“Alligator Soul” ©2009 Heather L. Young

Just for fun…the palette…

palette

…all the photos from the Pirate’s House mural.  I must say, this one sure is hard to photograph, so the next time you’re floating around downtown, drop by to see it.  Just tell them you’d like to take a peek at Captain Flint’s Hall, and they’ll give you the tour.  Enjoy!

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Oh yeah, and Mr. UPS is due to drop off some yummy new paints for my next mural today!  I can’t wait to get out of this studio and on location again.

Hope you all had a lovely weekend!