Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Colonial In Color

Colonial In Color, 5x7

The shapes and angles of this house in the late afternoon light attracted me. In reality, the house is all red brick, black shutters and the small addition at bottom left, sadly, is covered in white vinyl. This being the case, and because I wanted to accentuate the myriad shapes and angles, I decided to give each wall a color of its own. I like the festive, bungalow feel of the colors, even more so when I recall that this house is, in real life, the rectory of a church.

7 comments:

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Fantastic, Stephen! Now that is what being an artist is all about.
Great story and great painting.

Linda Popple said...

This has a wonderful abstract quality and your colors are perfect!

Celeste Bergin said...

I like what you've done here!

Julie Hill said...

What a cheery little painting here...I love your freedom to play.

Lynn Lancaster said...

Stephen, I really like your subject matter and the loose style. It's very similar to mine. I live in a rural area of Missouri and there's no mountains or beach to paint, so I have to resort to old trucks, farm equipment,etc. Great job.

Mary Anne Cary said...

Nice work, enjoyed viewing your site. Nice style!

mary maxam said...

Your style is just so direct, and always a pleasure