Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Church on the sea


This is a little tiny church we visited in Georgioupolis in Crete. You had to walk along a very precarious path made of large rocks. It was quite stormy on the day we did it so was even more hazardous than usual. I've been trying a new technique of using soft pastels on Wallis paper over an underpainting. I'm quite pleased with this one.

17 comments:

Sandy said...

Holy Cow (no pun intended) this is fabulous, the water glistens and the shore is warmly washed with light, what a fabulous sketch and a very interesting church.

David R. Vallejo said...

This pastel painting is really great. I also like your other sketches very much. Thanks for sharing.

Waiting... said...

Wonderful--it looks more like a photo than pastels.

winna said...

I've never seen the sparkle on water captured as well

M.K. Scheibe said...

Oh yeah, the reflections on the water are magical.

Kristin said...

wow! great job.. the water is fantastic!

-- Kristin
http://kristincohn.com/blog

BMoon said...

Lovely, moody, glimmering with light! Fab job....

Brenda Yarborough said...

You are pleased with it? I'd be ECSTATIC if I did this :)
This is incredible -- the sparkles on the ripples are so perfect and the bg mountains are truly way back there -- truly amazing piece!!

The Victorious place said...

Wow. What a masterpiece. I at first thought it was a photo. Very good. Love the water and its glimmering light.

E-J said...

Wallis is fabulous paper - and you have really had some fun with it here! Lovely!

Trish said...

Oh wow! When I first looked I thought it was a photo, but when I clicked to enlarge, I was really impressed. Lovely technique.

Kathleen said...

positively PERFECT you have the water sparkles just right!! love pastels and love this piece

Casey said...

This is stunning! It looks like you could just dive right into that water! Your work is beautiful!

Christina said...

What a great painting! Beautiful.
I also like your sketches very much, those of the dogs are so nice :)

freebird said...

I thought this was the photo and you were going to have your painting shown down below. This is super. I just looovve your water.

Lisa Reed said...

Good heavens! Like others, I was amazed that this was not a photo. What a treat! And, ohhh...I would love to visit this church!

annie said...

Annie, I'm Getting to know you, and your work by surfing your blog. All of us, here, seem to agree that this painting is exciting. The sparkle on the water--as M.K. Scheibe says-- is "magical."
annie (from Texas)