Wednesday, August 21, 2013
I’ve been doing pastels and paintings of the sun soaked, colorful houses of St. George, Bermuda. A four hundred year old harbor town, tropical twin of Jamestown. The town’s houses are roofed white with limestone whitewash, an ingenious method of waterproofing, cooling the house and disinfecting the rainwater as it runs down and into cisterns. I found this little intersection houses in an alley with a palm tree growing up among them. It’s squat, rich, rough, burlap draped trunk rises up under the sweeps of palm fronds.