Sunday, March 15, 2015

Painting at the Church

I've been doing plein air paintings for three years now and just tried my first church piece.  The local Catholic church, Holy Family, is just a block from my home.  It's a spectacular old Spanish Baroque building, completed in 1928.  Our Saturday paint-out group met there on a warm day, all of us looking for some shade.  I chose a view from under a tree across the street and tried a gouache piece.  With such an ornate building, I thought I would need the flexibility of the opaque paint!     


5" x 7" Gouache



14 comments:

  1. What a beautyful church with gorgeous ornaments! And you made a painting even more beautyful :)

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  2. Wonderful! This is one of my favorites of yours, Sherry! I think I painted this same church from a photo, a few years ago when I was still painting with Vinita. I'd recognize that church anywhere.

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    1. Thanks Terry! What a coincidence if this was the same church.

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  3. You must be well pleased with this Sherry, of course all your en plein air work is so polished but this has something a bit extra

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    1. Thanks Lorraine, this one went better than expected. :-)

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  4. Agree with Lorraine... this is extra special!!

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  5. Now how did you pull that off - the madonna figure. I usually produce a blob and throw in some highlights. You are just to good at this

    btw: that Autry deal... you had to have it mail delivered by Sunday. Thought it was an on-line entry. Dumb me.

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    1. Thanks Liz! Oh Well, on the Autry show!

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