This spot is a few blocks from my house in the Sherman Heights historic district. I went down to try to capture it.
This older painting is still one of my favorites. What I love about it is the way the building glows inside the termite tent- they left on the floodlights and in some of the apartments. (I thought you were supposed to cut off the power before tenting, but I’m no expert). And it always takes me back to that cool, wet-smelling night with a marine layer overhead.
Here’s a link to the rest of this series of termite tent paintings. It’s a subject that always draws me back.
I think of this place as the Carrie House since it reminds me so much of the house in the original Carrie with Sissy Spacek. The architecture is similar, but far from identical.
It’s a happy story of this area of urban renewal- undergoing a slow renovation by a do-it-yourselfer with black chickens in the yard (chickens not pictured). This house is just a couple of blocks from mine- (already renovated, built circa 1905) and recently got a historical designation. I think the plaque outside says it’s from the 1890s.
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From last year.
The night the laundry room flooded. We live in an old Spanish style building with lots of patios and outdoor living spaces. I thought the water was so beautiful running out the laundry room door and along the tiles.
I loved the soft glow of this apartment building lit at night from behind the termite tent. This painting is one of my favorites.