Wednesday, May 13, 2015

View from Sacre Coeur

Painting by Vicky Christensen, acrylic on 16 X 12 inch canvas
 It seems I am still in a Paris mood. Tonight's painting was inspired by a photo I took from a balcony of the Sacre Coeur basilica. It was getting close to sunset when I took the photo, which accounts for the warm glow.

This is the underpainting. I thought it might be helpful to use a base color of burnt sienna to block in the roof/turret. It did help to some extent, especially when I was painting the tile roof.

This is the source photo. I took the photo in 1987 when I spent 5 weeks in Paris working.

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