steps away

November 21, 2010. This house is just a few steps away from us, up on zur Soufflenheimer street, across from the local high school. I see it all the time and I think they call it "Villa Stein." Every time I walk by it, to walk through the woods, I think about sketching it, as it has this mystery about it. Somehow it doesn't quite fit in to its neighborhood. It's almost too French looking to me. I suppose that's why I like it.

7 comments:

Alex Zonis said...

It is certainly mysterious! The painting is also very dramatic and somewhat haunting. Love the stormy sky contrasting with lights of the main house and a smaller white building next to it. Also like how the houses are sitting on a slope of a hill. Beautiful!

Owl said...

Certainly agree with Alex, I enjoy the skeletal trees too, almost unnoticed in dark colours but certainly a valuable part of the scene.

Rob Carey said...

This time of the year can tend to be very gloomy, especially for someone like me who comes from sunny California, so I really appreciate it anytime the sun makes its presence known.

Katherine Thomas said...

Your work is amazing. Every time I visit your blog I am inspired to try ink and watercolor. You make it look so easy, but it's definitely not! You put just the right amount of detail into your subjects to make them special, but not too much to overwork them. They are so enjoyable!

Rob Carey said...

thanks- but I've seen your watercolors, and they're great! You've got a lot of patience. I don't think you need ink. I'm not very patient, so these sketches are done real fast on site- and pen seems to work with that for some reason, captures the fury and hurry. :)

Pierre Raby said...

Dramatic and impressively beautiful.
Your works are unique Rob, I always connect with your urban scenes.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Rob Carey said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too, Pierre! You've got the gift of encouragement, my friend!