A few months ago I discovered this incredible photograph of a beautiful church on line. I fell in love with the bright vibrant colors and knew I had to paint it.
The first step was to paint the blue background. Once that was dry it was time to tackle the drawing. Given the “ant” perspective, I knew it would be very tricky and would not look right if the drawing itself wasn’t correct. Therefore, I drew a grid on the photograph composed of 1″ square blocks.
Next, I transferred the grid to the canvas using a 2:1 ratio. Using a charcoal pencil, I drew in the image.
Below is the finished painting. If anyone knows which church this is or its whereabouts, please let me know! Now that I have spent many hours with it, I would love to know the history!
2 thoughts on “Church”
Stunning! Love the juxtapositioning of the blue and orange and the way you handled the grass as a toned down green with little detail. Is it oil?
Thank you Kathy! Yes, it’s oil. I am loving the vibrant colors that can be achieved with the medium.