Monday, February 25, 2013

NEIGHBORS


NEIGHBORS
6" x 8"
oil on canvas board

We share our small place on earth with a very few people.  The sun shines on us at almost the same angle day after day but how much do we really know about our neighbors?  
If your neighborhood is threatened in any way, it is possible to find out some important things about your neighbors.  Do they bury their head in the sand. Do they embrace the enemy, or do they join with you to appose the threat?  If you have a party do they show up with something home made to eat,  a bottle of wine or  Entenmann's Donuts.  If either one of you do something that could be construed as unneighborly - play music too loud late at night, have a dog that barks early on Sunday morning, or a cat that eats your birds, can you speak to your neighbor about it without coming to blows?  All the most basic human interactions begin between neighbors. 
In this painting there is a small separation between houses.  Is this a composition in white grays and siena, or a meditation on that separation?  


3 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

Nice colors, and line work!!!
(Threat? Enemy?...This would never cross my mind.)

kim smith said...

Very nice Nancy. I love the simplicity of it. All neighbors should be nice and simple, just like your painting!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

I like this too - a nice bit of mystery going on.