Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Mother Church Castelvetrano Sicily

This is the mother church of the town my grandfather was born in - Castelvetrano, Sicily, Italy.

I worked on this through an on-line class at Wet Canvas (www.wetcanvas.com) - with some of the finest artists and generous helpers -- especially in the process of painting from photographs and perspective.

My plan is to frame this for my mom along with a photograph (one of the few) of my grandfather.

This was the most ambitious project I've undertaken in the two years I've been sketching. I'm thrilled with the results and hope she will be too.

13 comments:

Cathy (Kate) Johnson said...

WOW, Lin! This is wonderful! What atmosphere...

krazykatlady-Lorraine said...

Oh it's perfect!!! She will love this. I love it; your sisters will love it. What a triumph!!!
Hugs,
Lorraine

wagonized said...

Lin, you're just getting better and better. Great tones in this one, in the trees and the stone. Your mom will be thrilled.

Cati said...

Lovely painting and I am sure it is very special to you and your family.

Tami said...

Gosh! How do I say Yaoza!!! This is perfect! Your perspective is dead on! The colors are perfect...Just excellent!!!

Africantapestry said...

Dear Lin, You have every right to be thrilled about this painting...your church has beautiful color and tones and wonderful character. This is a special gift!
Ronell

jill said...

just gorgeous! i look at your paintings and increased talent/skill as such an inspiration. thanks for sharing.

mARTa said...

This is really, really great! I keep coming back to it! I love it....and the doors...oh I am enjoying the door series!

Terri said...

It's fantastic!!

Marie-Dom said...

WOW!! What a lot of fantastic work!!! Your doors are fantastic, the yellow flower is gorgeous, the snow scene is atmospheric, everything is lovely. Well done!
MD

Scott Henderson said...

e bellissima Lin!! Complimenti per un capolavoro!!

Ciao,
Scott

Carole said...

She will be thrilled, Lin! This is superb. The angles, perspective, colour; everything is perfect.

phthaloblu said...

Wow, Lin, this is gorgeous! Beautiful colors and composition.