Wednesday, October 19, 2011

New Landscapes -The Neighborhood

I love my neighborhood; the array of bungalows and craftsman houses, sidewalks with narrow streets with parking strips and a few street trees planted here and there. This is Ballard after all, where the fisherman cut down all the trees when they settled here years ago.

It is a very walkable area with kids on wheels and pet owners strolling by at all times of the day. It has inspired me to paint it and I have been working on this series since the summer and have noticed how the light changes things throughout the day. I love the way violet splashes across the evening sky and beads of pearly orange create peak holes through the trees.