Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Bell Tower

Bell Tower, 12 x 10
SOLD

This is a study from a visit to New Sweden Church, about twenty miles east of Austin. The church was built in the 1890s. Lots and lots of angles.

15 comments:

Nancy Colella said...

You can tell you have a strong background in DRAWING! The perspective on this is terrific! And the values are spot on! Great painting!

Laurel Daniel said...

I have been waiting to see this and love how it turned out. Love the light on that Southern face!!!

SUSAN RODEN said...

You're cropping of the steeple invokes such height - love it Stephen! And lighting is so dramatic.

Marilyn said...

wow! Your sense of light is amazing, Stephen.

Kathy Cousart said...

Love the perspective and amazing detail. Most of all, love the light on the side of the steeple- just right somehow, like a smile:)

carol morgan carmichael said...

Love the angle, cropping and colors!! Wonderful!

Stephen Parker said...

Thanks to all of you. At times it felt like I bit off more than I could chew. But it was really good practice and I'm glad to have seen it through.

Pam Holnback said...

Great perspective. Beautiful warm blue/greens.

Jane said...

Seen from this angle the church is definitely striving upwards...and this is probably the message a church should hold. Great work!

suzannepaints said...

This is a great use of color palette. Wonderful drawing, Stephen.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

GREAT drawing!!
I always have issues with the architectural details. More drawing practice needed there.
Wonderful perspective and color.

Marilyn said...

I saw your art on the DPO site and had to comment again. Love the light. What a striking array of blues and greens with terra cotta peaking through. This is one of those paintings that I would've loved to have seen your mixing palette.

c.dingman said...

Great job on the perspective

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Dramatic perspective and color harmony. Perfect drawing which is SO important here.

Roxanne said...

Hi, Stephen! I was scrolling through your blog, checking out your latest art and when I saw this I gasped and said WOW!!! I don't know why it's great but ILOVE IT!!! Great job, Stephen.