Thursday, April 11, 2013

Border Line

A 9x12 oil of the view approaching the Williamstown border at the top of the distant hill from Hancock.  I left out the power lines.   Edward Hopper left out power lines in his paintings, especially his watercolors, and when he didn't he probably regretted putting them in.  It's difficult to get them taut and slight without messing up.  Telephone poles imply lines.  In the air.  The light makes them hard to see.  So no need to put them in, unless one wants to make some kind of comment about their presence.  The garage in the above painting is next to a former commercial garage, both of which probably had their best days around 1940.

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