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Haas Lilienthal House

February 9, 2009

The Hass Lilienthal house is reputed to be one of the finest Victorians in San Francisco. There are so many great buildings all around this area of Pacific Heights (just east of Lafayette Park). I’m not sure how one decides. I hear there’s a tour of the interior – perhaps that’s a sketching trip worth attempting! I think I’ll come back with a full painting setup and try to do it more justice…

Moving uphill, this steep angle looking up at an ivy covered courtyard caught my eye. A tourist asked me ‘You think one guy owns this huge house?’ – moments later some kids in an expensive SUV tell me it belongs to the guy who owns the Giants. He must have a good view of Alcatraz from his bedroom window.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 9, 2009 11:57 PM

    i love this style you use, it says just enough. Excellent.

  2. February 10, 2009 6:37 AM

    Your work is absolutely gorgeous! I particularly like those last ones in black and white, contrast is beautiful.

  3. February 11, 2009 1:17 PM

    hey Marc,
    Glad to read you have found another situation, after the company blitzkrieg you experienced back in Texas. “Practice-makes-perfect”, never heard that expression before. I’ll steal it :) In a funny twist, yesterday I read about the”beginner’s luck” ( or whatever you want to call it ) wich is the act of nailing a great performance out of sheer unpractice, actually. No method, no slowdown, no thinking goes in the way. Just the act. Ironically, when we pass that step, we seem to often spend hours trying to formalise a practice, so we can get the two-minutes magic moment, once more ;) Oh well, its all about pleasure :)

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