Three studies of a row of older white-sided houses on the edge of a cliff above the creek. They face east, but on this fairly high hill they catch the last sun while the cliff below them is in shadow. When the trees are bare I find them particularly inspiring, and have done other studies in addition to these three. I have always enjoyed capturing the various qualities of the white siding and the different colors of the shadows.
All three are done in pastel, though each is drawn on a different grit ground on the paper, from very coarse to very fine, each of which gives a different texture to the pastel, influencing the clarity of detail and even the saturation of color. They are just little things too, each being about 8″ tall. Each is framed differently as well.
These are for our annual community art show, Carnegie Painted, this being the tenth year of that show. I have always participated, and even had an art show of my own, and from that developed a set of note cards, from my entries in this show over the years. Visit this page on my website to see My Home Town.
If you’re local, the show is at 3rd Street Gallery on Third Street in Carnegie. The opening is from 6 to 9 on Friday, September 10, and the show hangs all of September.