Monday, April 20, 2009

"Sunlit Church"

Oil on 1/8" Gessoboard. Approx 6"x6" SOLD

Gatlinburg, TN is filled with spirituality. Churches and Jesus references everywhere. What attracted me to this scene was how the sun seemed to peak through the clouds at the perfect moment. Almost like it was shining only on this church. I took a snap shot while in a moving vehicle.

7 comments:

Sandra Galda a Daily Painter said...

wow I just absoultely love this! The grassy area in front is such a good contrast to the distance in the trees in the back, and the church is rendered so loosely but pefectly, the architecture of the structure is perfectly composed. How did you get such a good shot from a moving vehicle? Love the subject, I am partial to things Christian--and love little country church paintings!

LSaeta said...

This is so serene and the colors are fantastic. As usual ... another amazing painting!

rahina qh said...

Mr Naples, beautiful atmospheric painting, that green is just amazing!

Jennifer Phillips said...

Hi Michael! Your work is soooo yummy... I am from Illinois too, but currently living in Seattle. Going back home at end of May to do a bit of painting in the Midwest!

I am a fan - hope you don't mind I added you to my blog favs!

Michael Sanchez said...

Nice job! I really like this one...

PainterLee said...

The light on the church just glows! I love the contrast with the shadowy grass!

Mikes1024 said...

Hi Michael...I have to agree with all the previous posts....very beautiful painting. Take care. Michael