I had a new class begin this past Saturday, Painting In The City. So Friday I went out to do a quick little warm-up for the class. Not far from my home is this recently built house (still no landscaping) that is beautifully designed in an Italianate style. I'm generally not fond of such houses because they often miss the mark. Usually they are much too bombastic looking, tending to be more of a 1970's Faux Italian Miami look. But this house got it right. The proportions and perfect. Every time I drive by I think I need to paint it. My little version here, 6 x 8, reminds me of Edward Hopper's statement: "All I ever wanted to do was paint sunlight on a wall".