For Mother’s Day weekend we could think of no better Graphite & Grits inspiration than to visit the exceptional houses of Furlow Gatewood.
A destination for classic design lovers everywhere, Furlow Gatewood’s compound in Americus, Georgia features numerous examples of Southern vernacular architecture. Dating to the mid-nineteenth century, the Gothic Revival Cuthbert House, seen here, originated in the nearby town of Cuthbert and was slated for demolition until Gatewood intervened, moving the house to his property in 2007 and thus saving this quintessentially Southern dwelling.
Please feel free to use the reference images provided, Furlow’s book One Man’s Folly: The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood, or, if you have been lucky enough to visit, your own photographs.
Reference images will be provided each Wednesday for the selected building. Sketch during the week or over the weekend.
The subject building or buildings will be located in one of the Southeast Chapter states.
Use any media or technique of your choice. Have fun and experiment. All are welcome to participate, especially children and students of any age.
Forward a JPG file of your sketch to [email protected] by Monday noon following the sketch date and we will post to the ICAA Southeast Instagram account on Monday afternoon. Please include your Instagram handle in order to tag your sketch.
Post to your own Instagram account using #icaasoutheast #graphiteandgrits #connectingthroughsketching #classicalarchitecture