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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Cottages by the Sea

In the Cape vernacular architecture, form always followed function. Seaviews, etc were of no importance. Tiny doors and windows meant that the interiors were protected against the elements. When a basic house became too small, a flat-roofed structure was simply added to the existing building. And of course, the community was very supportive and there were no high walls and few fences dividing properties.

Today I really wanted to paint blob people: a few details, movement, light and shadow. The picture should be viewed from a distance to fill in the necessary - viewing it on a wall is perfect.

1 comment:

  1. The historical background included in the descriptions is very interesting and contributes to the delight found in every painting.

    Taking into account the raging winds of the West Coast, those tiny windows are certainly most practical.

    As always, it was such a joy to find a new and beautiful work to view and appreciate!


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