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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Guardian of the Riverfront

This is the scene I could see from my seat at the Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati when our family went to the Reds/Indians baseball game 2 weeks ago. I decided to paint it in the style of John Lovett because I love his work - especially the callographic linear work. This painting is 11" x 15" and is painted on Canson 100 cold-pressed watercolor paper. Below is the original photograph I took and enlarged and then cropped so I could better see the church and buildings.
 

9 comments:

Katherine Thomas said...

You could sell prints of this one in Cincinnati! I love that view, and I've been to GAB many, many times! Beautiful painting!

AutumnLeaves said...

Awesome piece, Barb. I love how you simplified this photo by removing...clutter, if you will. And I always love your watercolor style.

Donna PierceClark said...

Does anyone know the denomination and name of that particular church? Looks very familiar.

Barb Sailor said...

Katherine - that church is a real landmark, isn't it? GAB is a really neat place, too, isn't it? Thanks for commenting.

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks Sherry - yes - I tried to eliminate clutter ( of which there was much).

Barb Sailor said...

Donna - I hope someone will know the answer to your question!
Bar

debwardart said...

Barb - I've got your answer! That is The Church of the Immaculata in Mt. Adams. Each Easter faithful Catholics walk the steps up to the church, praying the rosary.

debwardart said...

Oops - meant to add "very good painting"

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Deb! It is so good to know the name of that beautiful church. I have noticed it so many times when I was in Cincinnati and wondered about it.