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 first....so 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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  1. Good stuff Patricia! I am so happy you are always painting how wonderful. Love the peppers!

    1. Marissa, I told my mom just yesterday I needed to get in touch with you! Life is a little crazy now looking to buy a house and planning for upcoming boards to get a license- BUT before we move, I really would love to just come watch you USE the palette knife and absorb whatever advice you'd be willing to share! Thanks for your encouragement, for following my amateur work, and hopefully I can catch you in your studio sometime when it's convenient for you!