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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Finished Steeple

Steeple 1, 5x7" Oil on canvas

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Here is the finished painting! For those of you in the Wheaton, IL area - post your guess about which church this is in town. I'll post the location in a few days.

This painting only had a few minor adjustments since my last post about it - a few extra details on the steeple, a little smoothing out of the sky color, and a little work on the tree branches. This is a much more fine detail and realistic approach to painting than is typical for me - but it's fun to do different things... and it really forces me to observe the subject - That's a good thing in art! I used thin washes of oil paint and built up my layers - and also used liquin (fine detail) and a tiny brush to accomplish some of the hair's breadth details.

4 comments:

The Uneasy Supplicant said...

Just beautiful Helen! Very well done. Happy Holidays!
~JD

Thea said...

Well done - love your post on year in retrospect - we forget how hard we worked.

Helen Read said...

For anyone interested:

The steeple location -
First Presbyterian Church, Wheaton.

Helen Read said...

Thank you for your kind comments, JD and Thea!

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