Thursday, March 21, 2013

FIRST FLOOR APARTMENT


FIRST FLOOR APARTMENT
9" x 12"
oil on canvas board

I have always been fascinated by the inside of people's houses.  Rooms without people are an invitation to imagine. For that reason I love to walk the streets of Park Slope because there it is possible to see into windows and doorways and imagine what goes on behind the curtains or the bars.  On this sunny day someone has left the light on, or were they reading and left to answer the phone, or is it a welcoming light for a daytime assignation?

7 comments:

Julie Riker said...

love the warm interior light as contrasted to the cool shadows on the outside.

Cecelia Lyden said...

I, too, am drawn to the glimpses of interiors through lighted unobstructed windows. I check out these fleeting images as we drive by; and I remember doing the same, when I road the train, along the Hudson River shoreline into NYC-the sight of people's apartments, often dimly lit and dismal, left me with indelible impressions, mostly graditude for my own happy and comphy home. Many of Ed Hopper's [one of my favorites]painting convey this same sad and dismal feeling.

Linda Young said...

I love the light, lines and architecture. The contrast between warm interior and outside cool colors...well; I keep coming back to your painting to look around. I love it.

Sue Marrazzo said...

Very different and COOL!

Dianne Lorden said...

A stunning painting, Nancy. What a wonderful job you did translating that scene into a work of art. I agree that it is very cool!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Absolutely entrancing. A new favorite of yours, Nancy.

Charlotte Yealey said...

I am really attracted to this modern composition. The colors of the room inside and the patterns of the light and shadows on the outside are truly fascinating!