October 27, 2008

DC Row Houses

As we toured DC into Georgetown the gorgeous row houses appeared, including the famous purple house, just 6 feet wide!! (and just sold for $600,000) So quaint and charming and colorful. We strolled M street and I captured this snippet of row houses/shops - quite an exercise in perspective.

13 comments:

Shirley said...

Sandy,

What a fabulous painting - love the fact that you painted the houses and left the cars and trees unpainted. My son lives in DC in a row house - I'll need to see what I can do with his block sometime.

Lin said...

These are fabulous, Sandy!! Reminds me of Rainbow Row in Charleston! I love your keeping only the outline of the cars -- really focuses your attention on the houses!! SUPER!

Carol C said...

What a nice job of the row houses! I've never seen them, but you've made them appear charming and appealing. I agree with Lin, I like just having the outline of the cars without the distraction of painting them, too.

Starr said...

I saw this spread on Flick and just had to read your blog! This is so awesome Sandy! It's so complex, but with a taste of simplicity! Awesome!

laureline said...

Your trip sketches are always so wonderful, Sandy---and this is no exception. I know this part of DC very well, because my daughter just graduated from Georgetown University a year ago. You've done a beautiful job of depicting that area.

Teri C said...

Sandy, this is wonderful. I really get the flavor of these houess from your sketch.

BMoon said...

Really nicely done....lovely row of houses, nice touch on the watercolor....wowzer!

mia said...

Great painting! Love the colors and composition really nice!

linda said...

Love this, especially the purple!

Lisa Reed said...

A perspective exercise indeed! Great job with less being more. I never know when to stop!
Lisa

Plain Jane said...

GORGeous. and not an easy subject. Well done!!

Curly Cats said...

This is my first viewing of your work and I absolutely love it! What a gift you have to allow others into your inner world through words and art. I recently visited Georgetown for the first time and the row houses were exactly what stuck in my memory. Great drawing! Hope you blog again soon!

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