Sketches of the painting "West Parish Church from the Children's garden pagoda"

 I recently completed a new studio painting, a view of the West Parish Church from the Children's garden pagoda in Andover, Massachusetts. I was awe struck by the tall white steeple. The light shining on it what so bright and pure.

I wanted to share with you some sketches done at location. Although the painting was done using photograph, the sketches helped me clarify the architecture and its details.

West Parish Church from Children's garden pagoda, 16" X 20", Oil on linen, $450

Basic scene

Detail of the Steeple and color notes

Detail of the Pagoda column and color notes 

Composition notes