July 9, 2008

House Painting for a Friend, Part 2

I came back to my friend's house to work on the painting in morning light -- even though her house faces north, it seemed to make a pretty big difference.  I'm not done yet -- but if you scroll back to the earlier post on this painting, you can see the work in progress.  One thing that I struggle with is "straight" lines.  If you look at a painting of a house by Edward Hopper you can see that the lines aren't straight... but his great gift is that it doesn't matter since the edges of windows are not the focus of the painting.   When I do finish this painting, I hope to have the vision of the house hold the viewer's attention so that the "drawing" doesn't matter. 

1 comment:

Jody said...

Wow, I see the difference. And I think I know what you mean about the
lines ultimately not mattering. Maybe kind of like the structure of a novel, where the structure simply disappears (the ideal).