I am a House and I’m Eyeing You

You get the feeling this house might not say much but it sees everything. How that affects any occupants or neighbors, I don’t know.

Acrylics and inks, 7″ x 5″, October 2018.

House and Eye 10-18 7 x 506

12 thoughts on “I am a House and I’m Eyeing You

  1. Sandra McCall

    Houses do seem to be alive if occupied. Have you noticed how you can drive down a street and know that the people have gone away, even if very recently? You don’t see it by neglect of the house, if it has only been a short while, but by the sadness surrounding the house. I know that I probably sound crazy (a little) but it’s true. 😊
    To the painting- I love the way that you have chosen to put white mortar in some and black mortar in others of the brick. The balance between white and black pen is striking here as are your colors playing off each other. Love it.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      I know exactly what you mean and I don’t think it’s crazy. I think you also see it where the people who live in the house, they might be old or ill, the house takes on a closed in look as well. Kind of withdrawn. And once again you can see it, you don’t have to know the circumstances. As for the bricks, I started to do it all the same color, but it was boring me! So I switched off and I like the way it turned out. Black and white make every other color more vivid, I think, and a change of pattern makes the whole picture more interesting.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Oh, coziness, never arson, I would not want to do that to a house, ever, even in a picture! Unless of course I was depicting a phase in that house’s life, and then, I would feel very sorry.!

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Yes. It’s interesting how this house became a person and I didn’t mean for it to do so, it just did…though it kind of expresses my feeling that houses have personalities and souls.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      It very well may get one, I had forgotten this little painting until I chose the image to post, and I like it better than when I first did it, so…who knows!

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. It fits in with your current theme of houses and home, I think. Although this is one wacky place to set up housekeeping I think the inhabitants will find out how to make it comfortable. I hope!

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