No Trespassing

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Old man McCurry’s place.

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  1. Sam,

    McCurry?

    It’s a nice photo, the building looks dark and ominous.. I wouldn’t even need the sign to ward me off.

  2. ratchetcat,

    True. There’s probably something awful in that barn… and it knows when someone ventures past the “No Trespassing” sign.

    (Maybe it is a malevolent old hay wain.)

  3. Sam,

    Uhg… houses that _know_ things are the worst! It reminds me a bit of Amityville horror.

    ( Interesting by the way, never knew about that :) )

  4. ratchetcat,

    Yeah, that Amityville movie… that thing is the worst.

    John Constable and Joseph Mallord William Turner were my two favorite British artists in art school.

    I haven’t ever confirmed it, but I heard Constable used an interesting technique — glazing with white paint — to make his landscape paintings appear brighter on the canvas and thus recreate that overbright light which seems to accompany sunlit days in rural areas.

    Joseph Turner was a favorite for his depictions of the archaic era — specifically, Dido Building Carthage and The Decline of the Carthaginian Empire. I’m more than a little obsessed with the way cities change through time and this series is one of the first depictions of that kind which came to my attention.

    Notable painters, those two.

  5. Sam,

    Duly noted. That would be interesting to try out, and if it’s true, it’s a brilliant technique. I’ll be sure to read about those two then :)

    I still get the heebie jeebies thinking about the red eyes peering in the window…

  6. ratchetcat,

    The scene with the red eyes is actually the only thing I remember about that particular movie. Agggh. Thanks for reminding me… D:

  7. Sam,

    Haha, aww I’m sorry. If it makes you feel any better, most of the horrible parts are seared into my mind. Like the horrible black goo-ish crap under the stairs…

    ( Also read about Mr. Turner — very nice! And really interesting, I can see why he was a favorite in art school. )