Sunday, November 15, 2009

Watercolor Painting :: St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Defiance, MO

"St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Defiance, MO"
14" x 20" (36 x 51 cm)
Watercolor on Langton Prestige 140-lb rough paper
© 2009 Steve Penberthy

This beautiful church is just up the hill from the Yellow Farmhouse Winery in Defiance, MO.  I was attracted to the look of the gleaming steeple in the fall afternoon sunlight.

I painted this one using a limited palette of ultramarine deep, cobalt blue, perm. alizarin crimson, and raw sienna (all are Holbein pigments).


Krista Meister said...

Steve, I absolutely love your take on this! Nice perspective looking up, the sunlight - I can see what captivated you to paint it.

By the way - that new blog I set up 6 weeks ago? It crashed hard this weekend. Had to take it down and spent the entire weekend building a new blog. I'm over at TypePad now. So, my domain is still, but you might have to change your Google Readers settings. Explained more on the new, new blog.

Steve Penberthy said...

Krista: Thanks so much for the comments! Sorry to hear your blog is crashing... I'll check out the new one and update my settings. Again--thanks! -- Steve