Thursday, March 31, 2011

The House On The Rocks, 6x6 Inches, Oil

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As you go over the Newport Bridge towards the island of Jamestown, RI, if you look to the left you will see, perched on a tiny island of rocks, this beautiful house.  It is, in good weather, surrounded by sailboats, with the lights of the bridge (the Pell Bridge is the actual name, although I've never heard anyone call it anything but the Newport Bridge) serenading it in the evening.  I imagine living there, with no car to pop into to run errands, being isolated and surrounded on every side by views of the water, Jamestown, the West Bay, and Aquidneck Island (Newport +).  I took this shot on a hazy day - everything was kind of blue - it was hot AND overcast.  What I enjoyed were the close values, with the hulking house dark and dominating the scene.  The challenges of painting architecture are exciting to me.  I don't know why I don't do it more! Pin It

12 comments:

  1. i think there was an article done on this house (lots of photos, too) a few yrs ago in the nytimes

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  2. Very strong and haunting.

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  3. You really captured the feel of a hot hazy day-very nice!

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  4. I sure wouldn't want to be there when the storm comes in! However to an artists, the thought of complete isolation to spend time working uninterrupted is a common dream.

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  5. This is a great house and I saw it for the first time last year. Yes, there was a big article done on it a few years back.

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  6. I love this Kelley. I am so in awe of those of you who can do such detailed and beautiful small canvases! I love architecture and look forward to the day that I am able to capture it as well as you! This is really wonderful.

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  7. kelly, I love this painting!!! is it inhabited?

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  8. Nice composition, love the little sailboat too

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  9. Kelly, I adore this. The hazy colors of blue and gray are absolutely fascinating. And I am also fascinated by the house. Does anyone live there?

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  10. This house looks so mysterious! Love the painting! Tim Horn says, "there's a lot of blue out there". He is talking about plein air painting! This piece is a perfect example!

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  11. Kelley,
    I think you have a knack for painting so many subjects really well and this one is exceptional. You created a wonderful mood with the colors in this and the setting. Really like all the "just so" detail that you got in that keeps in very interesting.

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  12. Love the blues and grays in this one. It does seem misty and moody.

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