Monday, May 16, 2011

Pick Your Church

As the sun sets in the west (where else?) tall pointy things are silhouetted in the Pawtucket sky. It is amazing how much detail can be seen from a distance and in fading light. Chalk one up for classical architecture. It is doubtful that the shards of today would provide such clear and understandable solids and voids.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wall of Italian Extraction

This is a sketch of a photo from Italy, the exact location lost in the mists of time (Venice?Florence?Lucca?). In any case, it exhibits all of the reasons we love Italian architecture and towns so much. Simplicity, proportion, hierarchy, detail, texture and sumptuous surfaces that cry out to caressed, or at least painted.