Even though it's warm, it's been raining here for a couple of days now. I'm not complaining; my garden certainly needs it as does the rest of Sydney, and I quite like the rain when it isn't cold as well. Apparently it is the start of a change from the drought conditions we've been suffering under the El Niño effect, and the start of a La Niña cycle. However, after only a couple of days of grey skies I already crave the big blue skies of Summer all over again. Fickle.
I took these photos a couple of weeks back. I love the lovely Victorian facades around Newtown, but sometimes I look at the way the facades are treated and want to shake my head.
You see a lot of this sort of painting, what I think of as Boundary Line Painting. I'm going to paint right up to this line where my property ends... Regardless of the features of the facade. I've seen worse examples, ones where a statue was painted one colour on the left and another on the right.
By the way, both of these pics are slightly flawed in my opinion. Compositionally the top would be better without that tv arial poking in on the right hand side, and the bottom one looks like there was a speck of schmutz on the lens (there's a discoloured spot on the left). I still like them though.
Right now it's all about the blue skies...