Thursday, May 19, 2016

En Plein Air: Old House in Neighborhood (Oil, 9 x 12)

There are many old houses in the neighborhood where I live. It is always interesting to study their architectural features of style. Some of them are easy to be categorized in terms of style while most of them are mixtures and it is difficult to lay your finger on it. Unlike most modern residential houses in Florida with their straight lines and plain facade, it seems, aesthetic values was always an important consideration in the minds of these architects. I saw one on Park Lane, not far from my home, with an extended half-cylindrical part which is kind of octagon in shape even though only four sides are shown in facade. Its narrow windows remind me of a castle or cathedral. I set up on sidewalk and painted that part.