Friday, March 23, 2012

Main Street Methodist, and a late post on a mural project...

Recently completed painting of Main Street United Methodist Church in Dillon, SC. This is the church I was raised in, and in which Brian and I were married in 2008! This took FOREVER to sketch, but was pretty quickly painted. Similar in style to the painting of the provision company, I experimented with the paint running. Acrylic on wooden panel, 20x30.

In the summer of 2009, I did a mural of Noah's Ark in a children's hall of First Baptist Church, Statesville, NC.  I don't have any digital images of this, but the church printed a booklet for me with photos as a gift, so forgive the twice-removed quality of the photos. All of these were painted in acrylic paint, then coated with a clear acrylic sealer. Excerpts from the story of Noah in Genesis are woven throughout the mural, tying the pairs of animals together. Wish I had a better picture of the peacocks! Looking back on the hen and the rooster makes me want to paint them again! This fun project took about 5 full days.

 Thanks for reading current posts about old work!!!
Up next, some commissions: more dogs, and a larger-than-life blue heron... And maybe some fun spontaneous pieces in the middle just because.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The music farm and a finished commission....

Monochromatic painting of the Music Farm in downtown Charleston, where Saint Andrews City Church meets. We have come to LOVE this body of believers, and the building in which it meets has so many architectural details that I've been dying to paint.  You can probably tell that the lines aren't perfect- I just "freehanded" with the brush without drawing it freeing. Also, I love Raw umber (paint color)... It will ALWAYS be in my color palette. 16x20" acrylic on stretched canvas.

This is the finished painting I've been referring to as "The Pepper Piece". Commission for some friends that's taken me an unusually long time to complete. The pictures I worked from and earlier stages can be seen in the previous post. This is 18x24" Acrylic on stretched canvas.

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