GREEK CHURCH

by Angeline Rijkeboer
(Blaricum, the Netherlands)

Acrylic on canvas, 70x60 cm.


As you probably will have noticed, I usually paint animals. But this time I made this landscape for the change.

When I visited the isle of Rhodes a few years ago, I saw this beautiful, old little church.

I used the photograph I made as an example for my painting, although I didn't just make a copy, I tried to make a romantic impression of the church.

I made the walls look old and weathered by dabbing them with a sponge:

I started to make a dark underground, then I sponged several colours on it (blue, green, yellow, orange), let them dry and repeated this a few times.

After these colours were dry, I added several transparant white and yellow washings, at the sunny side of the church, in order to make the contrast between sun and shadow.

This really was a challenge, but I am very pleased with the effect.

The background, the trees and the flowers are all painted from my own fantasy.

I hope you like it.
Thank you for your comments.

Angeline
www.angeline-rijkeboer.exto.nl









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church
by: Jill

This is very nice, I'm sure the church is great in person as well.

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VERY NICE
by: OWEN JONES

i like this one,you must have a steady hand.cheers owen.

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Lovely Picture
by: David, Scotland

Hello Angeline,

Excellent painting I love the tree with the yellow leaves and I feel as though I could pick the flowers.

Regards,

David

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Worth all the hard work.
by: Dorothy , Carluke

Hi Angeline,

This painting is great and it has been worth all the effort you put into it.

I like the weathered look of the stonework and as always I like the detail in your work.

Regards,

Dorothy

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