Wednesday, October 10, 2012
It has been a few years since I have painted Holy Comforter. This is a beautiful church on Park Road in Charlotte. This is the view recently on a fall afternoon. I painted this as a wedding present for a couple being married at the church. I took artistic liberty by removing a few tress in front of the church. The asymmetry of the steeple, red doors, brick, stone, and the wonderful round stain glass window give the church a unique look. This painting began a a mono-print from a photo. I printed the photo to the paper using winter-green oil. By drawing, I add details I saw with my eyes that were not captured by the camera. Then I did a series of watercolor washes to give it the warm yellow tones of sunset in the fall. I finally added details with color pencil.