Monday, February 18, 2008

EDM Challenge #29 - Something architectural

I visited this church on the island of Andros, Greece in 1994. I distinctly remember walking down this path and looking back to see this white church against a perfectly blue sky and thinking that it looked so unreal beautiful, like a watercolor. The architectural features in shadows are what tempted me to paint this from my photos after 13 years.

Post-post post (heh): PLEASE feel free to give me critical feedback. I wasn't going to post this for various reasons ... but figured I learn by creating and maybe the next one won't be so muddied and I won't try so hard to force transparent watercolors to do what they really don't want to do. Really, I value critiques immensely. :)

5 comments:

Kate said...

Gorgeous! It's like a beautiful mirage. I can see why it still inspires you.

r.e.wolf said...

Phenomenal dimensions and perspective!!

JC said...

Ahh, I LOVE this! You make it so easy to imagine looking back at that path and seeing the beautiful Greek church. =)

mrana said...

oooo Joan this looks so lovely ... you are truly inspiring.

Robyn said...

Never be afraid of the 'darks', Joan. Look at what John Singer Sargent does with them. I think they make the most interesting watercolours.