Sunday, June 14, 2009

A Southie Street Corner

I challenged myself to paint this view in South Boston. The old houses are so interesting with their sometimes inconsistent decoration and in this case, on a steep hill. Each house is so unique.

17 comments:

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Love the colors. Nice job.

Manon Doyle said...

Another terrific piece Paula! I always love the colors you use in each painting!

artslice said...

Ooh, I love old houses and architecture in general... this one's a beauty. Bravo!

Liza said...

Paula,

Like all your paintings, this one makes me want to know the story. How many families live there and what are their lives like? Are there cushioned window seats at those front windows? What's down the hill from the house? You have a way of making what is likely an ordinary house on an average street look special. I like this a lot.

Vern Schwarz said...

Beautiful job on this Paula. I love your colour palette.

Paula Villanova said...

Thanks everyone, and Liza, me too. I am always amazed at the energy each space possesses...either because of the life going on inside or that used to happen inside...even abandoned buildings tell a story that each of us could interpret differently. What I think I like about the Southie buildings is their uniqueness. And one-time grandeur...in some cases restored.

Jeane said...

wow! I think you met the challenge! very nice :)

Frank Gardner said...

That building looks like it could be in Providence too.
Nice design Paula.

Cesc Ginesta said...

excellent work, congratulations.

Cesc.

Paula Villanova said...

Thanks Frank, yeah it could be Providence...I did not think of that...!

and welcome Cesc! I checked out your blog and enjoyed viewing your work!

Dave King said...

I very much like this painting. You seem to have a particular feeling for objects fairly close up. I find the same strengths in this one as in Pemberton Places and Happy Earth Day. Excellently conceived.

Shweta said...

Paula,

Super magic with colors!.I feel like inviting you to India again.In India many houses are same as you draw here with telephone cables etc.You will have a good inspiration for sure!
How are you doing?

Thanks,
Shweta

Paula Villanova said...

Thanks Dave, I appreciate your comments and thanks for visiting!

Shweta! Oh, I so wish I could travel to India but I have ended my time off practicing art full time. I am now back at work full time and taking a class in web development a well...I hope to be able to manage my own website soon and create them for others as well. Thanks for visiting!

sesga loves 1950s said...

I LOVE ALL YOUR PAINTINGS !
THEY ARE VERY (Cezane)
I think thats how you spell it .
Im a new follower all thae way from Wales UK .Thanks for visiting my blog .
From sesga xx

Paula Villanova said...

Hey thanks Sesga!...and what do you know...I love the 50's too!

Shweta said...

Hi Paula,
I am back.Please visit my blogs.I have removed moderation.

Thanks,
Shweta

Gwen Bell said...

Love your work. This has such a great loose feeling to it. Nice job!