Tuesday, August 18, 2009

St. John's Lutheran Church, Greenwich Village

The latest, finished a couple of weeks ago. It was too large for a regular scanner, so had it scanned at a photo shop. I've painted the St. John's cupola before, but not from this angle. The sky proved especially difficult because I wanted a lot of realistic variation in color and texture (and I generally refuse to paint a plain "blue" sky). 12" x 18", watercolor, pen & ink, Fabriano paper.

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Claudia said...

I wonder if my previous comment got lost in cyberspace, if not I apologize for repeating myself. But I think you succeeded in painting a textured sky really well. I particularly like the pale hue of yellow at the bottom. The details on the cupola are great. It must've been quite paintstaking rending them so meticulously.

Barbara said...

Your sky is the perfect background for this cupola - and this was well worth the wait!