Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spanish Chapel

Spanish Chapel, 6 x 6
$85
SOLD
Above is my entry for this month's A Day Not Wasted Painting Challenge, which I first learned about on Dana Cooper's blog. My own personal church-painting binge seems to be breaking out, as our plein air group painted New Sweden Church on Thursday morning, and will be going to San Antonio next Saturday to paint the historic San Jose mission. In the meantime, time to do my taxes!

15 comments:

Kaylyn said...

Nice job, this one caught my eye as I grew up just a little ways down the road and it is a part of my childhood landscape, including my father's funeral.

FYI I'm pretty sure its Italian style as it was designed to mirror the Pope's private chapel at the Vatican...All of the interior fittings were imported from Italy by Julie Penrose, the wife of one of the early big money guys in Colorado Springs. They built the library, the arts center and much of the Broadmoor area.

I'm going to do this one too.

LindaHunt said...

Oh this is very nice!!!

Sheila said...

Awesome job Stephen on what I believe is a very challenging subject because of all those shadows and details in the architecture.

I also adore the dog series. What a wonderful set of paintings lovingly rendered into smile provoking images.

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

very nice! I like being in the cool shade of this painting!

Dean H. said...

Great job, Stephen! Love your use of dynamic, bold, color!

Kay said...

I am so attracted to your use of color and light..nice painting

Angela Elledge said...

Beautiful and bold, drama at its best!

SYLVIANE said...

Beautiful painting, and I like your style on your blog.

Dana Cooper said...

This is really beautiful Stephen. Your handling of the light is exquisite!!

Celeste Bergin said...

First rate! A scroll through your blog is a visual treat. Your work appeals to me on all levels. Great contrast..clean color, nothing fussy. Beautiful church painting..you sold it too inexpensively. :)

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Stephen, Your work is very impressive, especially your skill with architecture. I just became your newest follower and I'm looking forward to seeing what you can show me next!

Julie Hill said...

Stephen...great rendition of the Pauline Chapel. It was a fun challenge wasn't it? I am happy to now be acquainted with your work. I really like your use of color and the "crispness" in your pieces.

Mitzi Easley said...

Great job... esp you handling of the details on a small canvas... well done!

Johnnie Sielbeck said...

beautiful - like the cast shadows!

A Painter's Journal said...

This is just beautiful! I'm finally perusing your blog properly and enjoying your work. And your writing. Its great to read about your process, thoughts, the sites, etc.