Thursday, July 13, 2006

IF: Skyline


This is not exactly a skyline, but it is a view from far below the steeple of First Presbyterian Church of Charleston, SC. We had an exquisite trip there on a gorgeous April weekend -- lots of inspirational painting ideas. Sorry this is a late post this week!

9 comments:

michael dailey said...

ok thought that look familar, painting of it, and i agree charleston has a lot of great things to chose from to draw from.

Alina Chau said...

Beautiful painting!

Pyronik said...

Awesome! I love the texture of the sky!

scribblesk said...

Lovely!

bill zeman said...

excellent balance of values - makes it read very well

Mattias said...

A very nice picture, great colours

AnJaka said...

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Nicole said...

Michael,
This is actually "my view" of 1st Pres on Meeting St. I deleted the other tower (there are 2 that front on Meeting St.) -- just to simplify the composition. I really like to lay things out in a 1,2,3 style (tree, tower, tree). Just FYI in case you were scratching your head and thinking, "Where did the other tower go?"

Nicole said...

pyronik--
Thanks so much for your comment about the sky! I really thought about that.

I did this on watercolor canvas with a coral wash background as the first layer. Then I painted the sky with acrylic blue and white mixed loosely and with a heavy, impasto application. I really like this new watercolor canvas because it does a great job of allowing both thin and thick applications of paint.