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Sunday, December 16, 2007

St. Joseph's Church



This is one of those years when I can't think of any really "wanted" gifts for my grown kids. So, they are getting some gifts cards and I hate the whole thought of that. The only thing I have done, so far, that brought me that pleasure you get when you give from the heart, is to paint this little picture for Brandon and Jessica. My son and daughter-in law got married two years ago in this precious little church in Galveston, Texas. I hope they like the picture! I changed a few things after I scanned it, added some shrubs below the right palm tree and some more foliage to the palm. Looks a tad more balanced now in the picture I framed. Not great, but from my heart.This was also my first painting on "real paper"--which was pretty eye opening! So far, I have been using a little spiral sketchbook. Now, I can't wait to see what can happen with this nice watercolor paper! I also pencilled some of this first. Makes it a little more formal rather than the quick and dirty ink sketches--where you take what you get the first time! I enjoy doing both! Happy Holidays!

8 comments:

Bonny said...

Hi Lisa! Welcome to the EDM group and to Blogging, too!

I must say, your drawing is really quite good! I don't know that I could manage to get the perspective right. Buildings are hard to do. You jmped right in and did so well. Awesome!

Wendy said...

It is a lovely drawing and you have chosen quite a difficult perspective. Well done.

Jeanne said...

Lisa - This is a lovely soothing piece of art. I envy you not being intimidated by "lines." You have done very well.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to EDM. And what a lovely painting of the church. It's a beautiful gift.

Tami said...

I think this is a wonderful sketch. I would be very happy if my mom gave me something like this!

Lin said...

Welcome to EDM!!! It's one of the finest motivational and support groups around! Your church is FABULOUS!!!!! and I'm anxiously awaiting to see more of your terrific work!

katequicksilvr said...

Hi Lisa, and welcome aboard! You'll enjoy the journey...

Must be a lovely church...keep up the good work!

Jacqueline said...

I think this is a lovely gift and your son will be lucky to get it. It is really a gift from the heart. And it is a lovely painting.