Years ago we were in Nova Scotia Newfoundland and we observed many houses with front doors leading to nowhere. When we asked the locals what that was about they said that since most people never use their front doors they opted not to go to the expense of building porches and stairs. The doors leading to nowhere are known as "mother-in-law doors". Really. Google it.
I enjoy doing these fanciful architectural structures. They provide a great opportunity to think about color and composition. I think I may go down to Lake Union and photograph some floating homes for reference.
My little daily painting that I donated to DPW to raise money for the Japan crisis got bid up to $251! I'm so pleased that I can do something I love (paint) and at the same time be a part of such a generous project. They've raised almost $20,000 dollars- and are sure to top that. Wow!
I finally committed to a website. Check it out- www.laynecook.com. Let me know, please, if you find it difficult to navigate or have any suggestions for improvement. I value the experience of other artists!