The Cross House
The more and more I get the exterior painted, the more and more I realize that I have been playing it too safe. I have been SO concerned about not having the house look like a painted lady that I have been…too conservative.
In studying the 1895 image of the house I belatedly realized that the the original color scheme of the house was more animated than what I was doing, and that, significantly, there was a mysterious accent color #5 that I was missing.
To rectify this unexpected conservatism (where did that come from?) I have been endeavoring to, ah, liven things up a bit. A bit.
I need to do all the capitals and bases, and the porch spindles, and the garland rectangles. But, bit by bit, I think the introduction of accent color #5, and a black pinstripe, should add a certain vivacity which has been lacking.
Oh! And Eric is hard at work selecting a porch ceiling color! Whoee!