1/14/09

Third in a Series: Doorway at Mater Dolorosa


Watercolor, 14 x 11 inches

Third in a series, the more views I paint of this church, the more comfortable I become with the architecture.  To my eye, the better watercolors have some  "swing" in them, meaning that they are not just accurate, but have feeling and poetry.

With architecture, if the drawing is inaccurate, it's difficult to be convincing. If strict accuracy is the end goal, then "feeling" or poetry can go MIA.

Pretty soon, it'll be time to move on or wait a few months before attempting this facade again.

2 comments:

Alex said...

Beautiful work. The subtle details in the shadows on the door really bring this together for me.

Joan DaGradi said...

Thanks, Alex. One down, three thousand to go....