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on: October 06, 2016, 12:51:06 AM
Hi,

Yesterday evening I was suddenly in painting mood and got back to pastels. My neighbor asked me few months ago to paint the Church of St. Michael the Archangel, which we can see from our window (I see it from the kitchen window, when I cook or wash the dishes :) ). It is 2,5 km away in a nearby village and stands on top of the mountain outcropping at the edge of a steep cliff.

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Reply #1 on: October 06, 2016, 04:11:36 AM
Great rendition Sarlota.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

The colouring you have chosen puts me in mind of the buildings we would see out in the prairies. Interesting how the change in colour completely changes one's perception.
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Reply #2 on: October 06, 2016, 07:20:09 AM
Sarlota,

What a beautiful little church.  It has an air of solemnity and solitude.

The shaded wall on the right appears to have too dark of an outline.  Check it against your reference photo.  You might want to blend out the outline a bit.

The church should commission you to turn this paintingm into postcards, notecards, whatever else might sell as fundraiser items.

aloha

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Reply #3 on: October 06, 2016, 08:35:50 AM
Thanks Val, Mea.

Val, it wasn't my primal intention to change the colour, but my pastel colours are limited. I surely need more colours :'(
Add Mea, you are right, I see those dark outlines, but I like them.  8) And the church has very good merchandising. It's on various postcards (and even on the former slovak banknote), because it's one of the oldest churches here. It was built in the 12. century. My painting is just one drop in the sea.
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Reply #4 on: October 06, 2016, 08:51:44 AM
 :heeha: Wow, that is impressive, Sarlota.  :clap:
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Reply #5 on: October 06, 2016, 09:43:52 AM
Sarlota,

I love the church's unique shape and I understand now that your dark outlining helps too define that uniqueness.  I can see why the church would be a favorite of artists.

Is it okay to use your painting as the inspiration for an experiment I will be doing with water-soluable pencils?  It's simple shape might be a perfect subject.

aloha

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Reply #6 on: October 06, 2016, 09:56:10 AM
Thanks Kathy. :)

Yes, Mea. You can use my painting as well as my reference photo (except for my kids on bikes and my husband on the right.  :2funny: )
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Reply #7 on: October 06, 2016, 10:58:43 AM
Thanks, Sarlota

Looks like a wonderful place to go with family.

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Reply #8 on: October 06, 2016, 11:01:48 AM
Excellent :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #9 on: October 06, 2016, 04:45:23 PM
Beautiful, Sarlota! :clap::clap::clap:
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Reply #10 on: October 07, 2016, 03:49:25 AM
No worries Sarlota, I understand about limited colour options. I have to layer and blend to get my grays...they don't always work out that well either....  :doh: :doh:     :tickedoff:     :pullhair:   Can't help but laugh at myself!  :2funny:
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Reply #11 on: October 08, 2016, 10:47:21 PM
Great rendition, Sarlota. I like the accidental colours.
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Reply #12 on: October 09, 2016, 05:15:03 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis, Steve, Gita. Maybe one day, I'll paint it from another point of view with another colours.  :)
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Reply #13 on: October 09, 2016, 08:10:26 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Beautiful pastel painting Sarlota, in fact, I prefer it to the photograph.    Patricia
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Reply #14 on: October 09, 2016, 01:29:20 PM
Beautiful  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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