11 October 2010

Hamtramck Shadows

Hamtramck Shadows
Oil on linen/panel, 2010, 5x5"
To a collector in Hamden, CT
This daily painting is an urban landscape of a building on a quiet Hamtramck St. This style of building was used as storefronts and can be seen all over Hamtramck. I love the simple shapes and austerity of these wonderful buildings from another era. There is so much mystery to these, who lived and worked in these through the years? And what stories could they tell us.

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r.bohnenkamp said...

beautiful Stephen!
I love your blog and especially
today's picture.
Greetings from Germany

Stephen Magsig said...

Thanks! I enjoyed visiting your sites, and linked from mine. Best, Stephen

Patrick said...

It kills me how some people (you see this more in Detroit & Hamtramck) will put siding over a dormer window. Here, it looks like they did it on the main floor, too! It makes for some good box shapes to paint, though.

Stephen Magsig said...

Patrick, I agree it is a shame, but it does make for interesting paintings

Don Gray said...

Love the solid clarity of shapes.