Day 94 : Tudor

Tudor

Tudor style was still favored by the English even after Elizabethan architecture became popular. The Tudor arch, a four-centered arch, and the oriel window, a style of bay window, were distinguishing features. In a Tudor arch, the width is wider than it’s height as seen on King’s College Chapel. Oriel windows project out from the wall but do not touch the ground.

Tudor colonialism imitates English architecture from the early 16th century and earlier medieval architecture. Defining characteristics are steeply pitched cross gables, multi-paned casement windows, half-timbering on bay windows and upper floors, brick or stone walls, rounded doorways and large stone chimneys.

Sandy: I’m tired of making straight lines because I still can’t make them straight. If I use my arm more than my fingers and hand, the lines are straighter. Am I left-armed?

Kelly: My first attempt at using a ruler has resulted in a completely out of proportioned rendition of the front of my house. I still can not control my fingers when I try to shade to show the dark brown wood against the beige stucco. We have lived in our Tudor cottage for 15 years and though not my favorite style (give me a Spanish Hacienda any day) it suits us and has great feng shui.

Sandy’s year long journey – going from being a right-hander to left-hander, and Kelly’s parallel trip as a left-hander doing things as a right-hander.

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