Thursday, March 18, 2010

New Sweden

New Sweden, 8 x 6

PAA met today out in Manor, Texas, about twenty-five miles from downtown Austin, to paint this vintage church built by Swedish settlers to central Texas. A plein air study doesn't do justice to the detail and craftsmanship that went into its construction. It was quite a challenge, but a lot of fun, even though it was chilly and windy. But I'm not complaining. 100º temps are not far behind.


L.Holm said...

This is awesome, Stephen. Beautiful light, solid structure, exceptional brushwork. A beauty.

Angela Elledge said...

Wonderful; this just screams paint me on a very large canvas

Mitzi Easley said...

Yes, yes, yes!! You have such a gift Stephen. Your drawing skills allow your painting to be so....... much! Congratulations!!

paula lundgren said...

Stephen I love this painting my cousin cindy bought do you have another one?? Paula Lundgren