Monday, December 31, 2007

Hopper's House, Happy New Year




I can't believe it's the end of another year, but looking back, it was a good one, and very full. I've finally finished this painting of Edward Hopper's former home on the dunes of Truro that I began last September. It was a wonderful day painting with friends and spectacular weather on Cape Cod. After reading in the newspaper that a very large house (read: 5 car garage) is to be built next door on the side of the house where Hopper's studio was located, changing his view forever I figured I needed to go on a pilgimage of sorts and paint it as I presume he must have viewed things. One of the articles I read about the new construction stated that the owners are very concious of the surroundings and are designing their new home with sensitivity to the environment. I hope so. I know that things don't last forever, nor should they, however, I just wanted to try to capture that idyllic location as best I could with reverence to the sensitive artist who spent many summers there. I think I did.

4 comments:

Nini said...

I really love this painting, you really captured the scene. The photo doesn't do it justice.

Paula said...

Thanks, Nini...you're right, the photo is not truly representative of the actual colors...I should probably reshoot..thanks for visiting my blog!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I like it just as it is and I have the memory of the day tucked away.
It was special.
I'll be getting back on the brushes soon. Just haven't had the energy, but I will make myself.

Kelley MacDonald said...

I'm glad you posted it - things really do look better in person, and you did a great job with this one.