I think this one deserves a post all to itself. The owner of this home admitted to me that she really struggled with color choices while renovating it, specifically the fiery orange doors. But the combination of taupe, gold and orange here is just striking, wouldn't you say? Fit for a storybook! What is it about certain colors, that when placed next to certain other colors, can just steady our hearts and then quicken them? What is it that makes us want to stake out our little plots of land and paint our houses and fill the world with color?
When I paint these wee portraits, I think about the space that has been carved out for these families, and the families that lived in the houses before them, and before them, and all the lives that were lived under each roof. All the stories.
Anyhow, good job, McHales!