FiVe Stones

Some architectural designs may be fodder for trade publications, but are images of such structures brush worthy? If painted in Essentials can the results be called art?

When artistic structures are considered included may be covered bridges, lighthouses, an old, country church nestled in a valley. But what about a shopping mall, a mom and pop soda shop, or an unpainted barn sheltered in the same valley? Perhaps the technique with which an image is presented tilts it toward the category of art or not. Would a picture of a storefront brightly painted with ground pigments clinging to the surface of woven cotton be considered art whereas a blueprint of the same storefront would not?

For many, art is likely any work where an emotional chord of some tone, of some intensity is struck. The debate of art vs architecture will continue while most of us strive to turn out pieces we call art without regard to subject matter. If it's art to us, it's art.

Art or not, I present FiVe Stones, a multi-generational family residence enclosing 20,000 square feet. The scene was completed in Essentials using the Thick Acrylic Brush. The texture it gave felt appropriate for the building materials even though the textured strokes hide many details. Art is often spelled c-o-m-p-r-o-m-i-s-e.