West Parish Church from Children's garden pagoda

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

This painting is currently in the Places exhibition at the Andover Historical Society.

My inspiration for this painting was the West Parish Church in Andover, MA. I visit the Children's garden and the West Parish garden cemetery occasionally. This time, I was sitting in the lovely shade of the pagoda. The light shining on the tall white steeple captured my attention.  It was very bright and beautiful. I felt a sense of peace and grandeur at the same time. I observed the architecture for a while and then began to sketch the details. You can read more details about the process of creating this painting here.