This is obviously the same theme again. I don't know why I am obsessed with spaces between houses.
I mentioned earlier that I was reading Modern Painters by John Ruskin. He writes about the "one thing wanting" in some artists: "...Love: There is no evidence of their ever having gone to nature with any thirst, or received from her such emotion as could make them, even for an instant, lose sight of themselves; there is in them neither earnestness nor humility; there is no simple or honest record of any single truth; none of the plain words nor straight efforts that men speak and make when they once feel." It's a negative way to say how he thinks a landscapist should approach his art.