Monday, March 22, 2010

Landscapes

Landscape paintings are not something I have a lot of experience with nor a burning desire to paint, but my last two paintings just happened to have both been landscapes. One of the coast and then this one of mountains. Maybe my latest subject choices are subconscious symbolic representations of my own search for a new personal landscape/home. I just love the color scheme of this one. The muted blues and browns are so soothing.

Our apartment search continues. I think I am beginning to have a problem with my craigslist habit. I have it bookmarked both at work and at home and I find myself checking it constantly just in case the perfect new apartment has just popped up in the listings. We've toured quite a few apartments in the last week or so. This being a college town, there are a lot of apartment listings that sound good on screen but end up being pretty shabby in the light of day. But we've also seen a few promising places along the way. Having lived in a basement apartment for the last 6 years, I find myself willing to overlook some cosmetic issues if a prospective apartment has big windows with lots of light. For example, one of the places that is tops on our list so far features a bedroom painted an orange that harkens back to the 70's, but I can work with that because of the fantastic windows with mountain views. At least there's no shag carpet.

3 comments:

Kelly said...

Good luck with the hunt. I love the softness of this landscape painting. It's very soothing...

Ken Januski said...

How about an apartment with deep shag carpeting, popcorn ceilings AND earthquakes? That's what I had in Berkeley for a very short while. In the earthquake, which was centered very nearby, the floor just jiggled like I was standing on jello.

I think my first two apartments were basement apartments in Chicago. But slowly things do improve. After awhile you get a comical list of places you used to live. I'd forgotten all about them until reading about your apartment travails.

But this will get settled eventually, probably for something better. I just hope it happens soon for you.

Sherrie Y said...

Oh, Gabrielle... you should have seen the place the DM moved out of before he came out here. A different color shag carpet in every room! Red! Blue! Lime green! Pumpkin!

You could always paint a canvas floor mat and cover it all up.....

Good luck...