Paintings, Drawings and Photographs by Barbara Field (except where noted otherwise.)
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Sunday, August 12, 2012
Crowned with Glory
This is First Church of Christ, Scientist in Pasadena. It is built in a Classical Revival style, which few other buildings in Pasadena are. It reminds me of Washington, D.C. White buildings, like white birds or flowers, are pleasing to paint in watercolor. For the white portions in light, you use no paint at all. For the shadows, you may use any color you please. I strain my eyes to see the shadows as polychromatic. I was happy here to be able to capture some of the reflected light in the shadows. I'm pretty pleased with this painting. It was about 105 degrees out yesterday. I moved repeatedly just to stay in the shade.