My weblog ELECTRON BLUE, which concentrated on science and mathematics, ran from 2004-2008. It is no longer being updated. My current blog, which is more art-related, is here.
Mon, 05 Mar, 2007
Hole In The Wall
The little blue building in my newest painting is about seventy years old, and has seen Falls
Church turn from a quiet rural town to a district of a sprawling big city. It is on Route 7, also
known as Leesburg Pike, a historic road which has been there for at least 200 years. The blue
building, which was once a bungalow residence, has been a used book store and comic book
shop for the last couple of decades. The place is named "Hole in the Wall," and I have enjoyed
its hospitality for all the years I have been in the Metro DC area. I just finished my
portrait of the shop, and I hope that this painting will be in my upcoming show featuring
architecture of Falls Church. In five years, perhaps less than that, this building will be gone,
replaced by mid-rise, multi-use city blocks.
"Hole in the Wall" is watercolor and ink on board, 11" x 14".
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