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Spyderbabe
02-25-2005, 12:01 PM
This is the old St Mary's church in my town. It was abandoned when the congreation found the money to build a bigger new church. It sits on the Green and is now used as a meeting place for a variety of groups.

I'm painting this on a 12 x 12" canvas and hope to keep the style simple, not primitive, but simple. I'm thinking of a series of these old clapboard churches from all the towns around here.

The church is blocked in and I think the trees will make or break this one.

Reference photo and painting follow ~ All comments and thoughts welcome.

shirleyq
02-25-2005, 12:20 PM
Good start, Kathleen. The first thing that I noticed was the height of the tree. It isn't anywhere as tall as any in your reference photo. It should be taller for balance, IMO. I look forward to seeing this develop :)

Spyderbabe
02-26-2005, 04:06 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Feb-2005/23281-oldstmarys3.jpg


Not sure if there is anything left to do now?

LisaArt
03-01-2005, 02:49 AM
Very simple and lovely Kathleen. Looks finsihed to me. I think you have a good idea with your series idea. :wave: