Monday, March 22, 2010

Pauline Chapel

8" x 10" oil on gessoed masonite
$195.00 + $10. s/h
SOLD

This is my submission for Lee Brown's A Day Not Wasted blog challenge.  The challenge was to paint Pauline Chapel from a photo he included.  His photo was amazing.  He's a great photographer, artist, and has an incredible blog which includes his paintings, travels, other artists, book reviews.  

I have been to this chapel; it's about 1 1/2 - 2 miles from my house!   It's a beautiful chapel in a beautiful setting.  I hope I've done it justice.

16 comments:

Cathyann said...

Nicely done!...I haven't tried this one yet...

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Beautiful! I have been to the Broadmoor years ago, so I must have seen it. Also enjoyed seeing the ADNW site - very inspiring.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I'll say you've done it justice... and I've never seen it! This could be one of my all-time favorites of yours! So sensitively rendered, and it just sparkles with light. Really nice, Pam.

Gwen Bell said...

Wonderfully painted! The shadowed part of the arch is my favorite part. But then, each time I look at it I have another favorite part. The dappled shadow is so gorgeous. Wish I weren't a starving artist so I could grab it before someone else beats me to it.

Dana Cooper said...

Wonderful Pam, you captured the most interesting part of the image with a beautiful crop too!

Pam Holnback said...

Thanks Cathyann, Look at Lee's blog...it's great.

Debbi, Thank you. Pauline is right behind the Broadmoor, you may have noticed it.

Thank you Kelley! Lee had a great photo w/ incredible light!

Thanks Gwen, I wanted the shadows to be warm, so more violet than blue, but believable.

Dana, Thank you. My two favorite parts were the steeple and the front door. I liked the angle looking up, so I went w/ the top.

Dewberry Fine Art said...

I love the crop. Beautiful brushwork and very strong composition.

Karen said...

You've totally done it justice...beautiful composition, beautiful temp. changes and dappled light.

AutumnLeaves said...

You handled this beautifully, Pam. I love how you've dappled the sun and hinted at the bell in the tower. I also tried to do that in my version. I had to leave off the little square above the dome because I wanted to get the cross in and ran out of room! LOL I also like how you made this painting your own with the crop.

Dennis Dame said...

Super!! I love the clean colors!

Julie Hill said...

Pam...what a great perspective and variation on the challenge. It was a fun one, wasn't it! Well done..and you live so close too!!

Pam Holnback said...

Dori, Thank you. I thought cropping focused on such a great part. Every part of this chapel is beautiful!

Thank you Karen, I loved the warm shadows.

Autumn, Thanks. Sometimes everything doesn't fit in to the scene, so we use our artist's license and make it work.

Thank you Dennis. Lee's photo was so great w/ such sharp colors.

Julie, Yes. I had an advantage having been to this chapel.

susan hong-sammons said...

really nicely done. I've wondered if a composition like this would work and you have prove that it does.

Pam Holnback said...

Susan, Thanks. Now I look forward to a really close-up composition from you!

Marian Fortunati said...

This is really wonderful, Pam!

Dean H. said...

I thought I had commented on this days ago!

Wonderfully done, Pam! Great presence of light!