"Brooklyn Victorian #2"

"Painted Ladies" take on a whole new meaning




Nancy Herman

6" x 8"

oil on canvas board


Although most Victorian homes were painted in earth tones, because of the era's interest in nature, there are a group of homes in San Francisco that are painted in shades of pink and purple.  They are called "Painted Ladies".  In parts of Brooklyn this tradition is exuberantly embraced as in this Ditmas Park beauty.

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Jeff July 31, 2012 at 11:44 AM
Not the first time, i suppose: Are you related to Judy Herman, recently retired, PAFA?
Amanda Mahnke July 31, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Love these colors, Nancy.
Nancy Herman July 31, 2012 at 03:03 PM
No Jeff I'm not related to Judy Herman and you are right it is not the first time I have been asked.
Nancy Herman July 31, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Thanks Amanda. I'm not sure if I could live there but it was fun to paint.


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