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Jim Updegraff
03-31-2005, 07:29 PM
Because of all the exiles returned for the weekend, Sue and I lost our traditional pew to somebodyís extended family. We had to sit up front. The old guys get to sit in back on ordinary Sundays, just in front of the widows and elderly spinsters. At any rate it gave me a new view of the choir. Here it is belting out The Holy City like there was no tomorrow. Think ďjeee-RU-sahlem, jee-RU-sahlem.Ē

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Mar-2005/34977-100_0749_2.JPG

Bevahlee
03-31-2005, 08:56 PM
lol...love that song. You've captured the choir's music.

Marysa
04-01-2005, 01:36 AM
Fabulous :clap: :clap:

Gilberte
04-01-2005, 12:21 PM
Fantastic indeed.
Strange ... I saw General De Gaulle (not so tall) and Margaret Thatcher :angel:

Jim Updegraff
04-02-2005, 01:20 AM
Strange ... I saw General De Gaulle (not so tall) and Margaret Thatcher :angel:

Well, I'll have to change THAT right away.

Jim Updegraff
04-03-2005, 08:02 PM
A little more work on this thing. It becomes more and more cartoony with every brush stroke. Any resemblance to European political figures, living, dead, defunked or reprehensible, is purely accidental.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Apr-2005/34977-100_0770_2.JPG

FriendCarol
04-03-2005, 08:32 PM
How on earth... ? You were sketching right under the preacher's nose? You had a camera with you? This is great. Tell me you did the whole thing from imagination; you've been looking at this place and these people for so many years you have the whole thing memorized! :)

(This reminds me so much of the days I spent in Episcopal churches, here and there and everywbere, before disability led me to the easier Quaker services. Used to sing in choirs, too. Can almost see the choir director mouthing the words... This is so funny! :) )

Lovely palette, with the touches of complementary yellows & purples perfect for the season. :D

Spyderbabe
04-04-2005, 03:41 PM
:)
it's not cartoony but it IS homey in a Reader's Digest kind of way.

Jim Updegraff
04-10-2005, 08:10 PM
Some more paint in the air on this one. Not as much progress as Iíd like but Iíve spent the better part of the weekend waging red and bloody war on groundhogs. For a Homeric Epic the siege of Troy and the anger of Achilles is a mere pimple on my continuing blood feud with the groundhogs.

Iíve gotten rid of Mrs Thatcher and General DeGaulle but for some reason Sandra Dee has popped up. Also, the color is off on the bigger view. The detail is closer to what I see.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Apr-2005/34977-Image010_2.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Apr-2005/34977-Image013_2.JPG

Marysa
04-10-2005, 08:35 PM
hahah on the comment about groundhogs.

Love the painting. Love it!!! :clap: :clap:

Gilberte
04-11-2005, 02:34 AM
:D :wink2: :D

I still like it you know :p

The palette is so appropriate for the subject ...

Jim Updegraff
04-20-2005, 07:09 PM
Here is where this thing stands now. Itís not finished but itís getting there. I signed it but thatís premature.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Apr-2005/34977-100_0801_2.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Apr-2005/34977-100_0802_2.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Apr-2005/34977-100_0803_2.JPG