Sunday, March 21, 2010

Colorado Church

Close ups

Oil on 7x5 hardboard.

There's a new challenge in town! Well...maybe not in town...I mean the blogosphere!
Lee is a talented artist with many talents in technology also. He is in charge of the A Day Not Wasted blog and is going to post a new challenge once a month. Way to go. Lee!

He photographed this church in Colorado using a high dynamic range (HDR) photography process to capture the colors. Hi photos are great to paint from!

It was great fun trying to capture the dappled sunlight showing through the shadow.
Above all, it just absolutely felt right to paint a church on Sunday!! :angel:

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40 comments:

  1. I love the way you captured the light and shadow on the church. beautiful.

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  2. THis is so beautiful Dean! I too love your shadows and lights! I think I've seen this church...perhaps a long time ago! Love this!

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  3. you did a stand-out painting here--!

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  4. You made challenging , appear beautifully effortless.

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  5. Wonderful piece..... love those shadows.

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  6. This is wonderful Dean and your cat I just love the face. Also that hummingbird just sparkles!!

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  7. Great response to this challenge, Dean. Your cool palette lends so beautifully to the gracious beauty of this church. I am actually thinking of doing this one myself. I am in need of something besides exercises and note-taking. I think I shall sally forth...

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  8. Formidable travail avec la lumière que vous avez parfaitement su fixer sur votre peinture. Génial.

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  9. Fabulous Dean! Great brushwork in the sky and dappled light.

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  10. Dean...great piece! This was a fun challenge wasn't it? Looking forward to what Lee gives us next month. Wishing you continued happy painting!

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  11. Obviously, Dean, your shadows are a success. And I know how hard they are!

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  12. Dean, your signature painting style is awesome here, love that red peeking through.

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  13. I love those cool shadow colors and the play of light - well done!

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  14. Dean, I'm so glad you joined in the challenge. I love your interpretation and the way you placed the viewer in a cool shade. Your setting is so appropriately intimate and peaceful. So very well done!

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  15. I like the shadows , the painting is divine

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  16. That's a really solid painting Dean. Confident strokes and great color. Well done.

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  17. Hi,
    It's a great work.
    Nice light/shadow.
    Best wishes.

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  18. very well done Dean. You really captured the purity of the scene.

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  19. love those shadows. Very nice piece Dean

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  20. Thanks to all you great folks who took time to leave comments. Sorry I haven't yet answered you individually yet, But I will definitely try at first opportunity!

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  21. Thank yoy, Nancy

    Thanks, Saundra....
    From the other artists who painted this, I guess it's called Pauline Chapel.

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  22. Celeste and Sheila...You both make me feel so good. Thanks!

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  23. Dominique and Elizabeth...Thanks for the very kind words.

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  24. Than you Liz!!

    Autumn...I saw your version of this challenge...Well done!

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  25. Thank you, Martine. Great to see you again!

    Hi, Gary...Thanks. I'm always concentrating on brush strokes.
    By the way...Loved you in "High Noon". :)

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  26. Hi, Julie. Yes that was a fun challenge. I'm with you...looking forward to April's.

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  27. Hello, Cathyann. Thank you!

    Thanks, Sylviane...Thank you. It took me awhile to figure out how to handle those shadows.

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  28. Wow Dean, this is fantastic. Love the dappled light. Really wonderful.

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  29. Thank you, Angela...You are right. I do love to use the red toned support and allow some to peek through. Unifies and harmonizes. :)

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  30. Thanks, Edward! It was a challenge to get the dappled light effect. Glad you like it.

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  31. Marilyn-Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your very thoughtful comment. These challenges are great to see the different versions...I loved yours!

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  32. Thank you, Rishi...Please stop by again!

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  33. Thanks, Frank. I am honored by your stopping by! I appreciate your encouraging comment.

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  34. Thanks, Frank. I am honored by your stopping by! I appreciate your encouraging comment.

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  35. Thank you, Paula.
    I went to your blog and tried to leave a comment on the great portrait. Was not able to.

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  36. Thanks very much, Art Gallery!

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  37. Thanks, Irit...much appreciated!

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  38. Hi, Barbara- Great to "see" you! Thanks for your support!

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