05 May, 2012

Mission San Jose 8"x16" $275.00

This is why I love painting--Each subject, each attempt at capturing an image has its own challenge.  Here I was rendering an image of a certain church.  The drawing has to be good because a wobbly structure is disconcerting to say the least.  But the painting lacked interest.  The stone structure didn't have much color drama going on so I had to pump up the sky color and add some clouds.  Then I had  to try and create a focal point.  I tried to do that with the famous "Rose Window" situated at the lower center of the facade.  Also had the challenge of that green green lawn--still not sure if it looks natural but really is that color.  Anyway-I love all the problems that present themselves.

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