Stairway to Greek Heaven by Marsha Free

This painting has several inspirations – the first coming from a photo that my boss took this summer while on vacation; the second is a photo of Lucinda Walter’s “Stairway to Blue Domed Church”
Stairway to Blue Domed Church
by Lucinda Walter
and the last inspiration is the medium I chose to use for this work which was soft colored pencils – inspired by Sally Sargent and her work that she does with these same pencils. I have altered the painting a little from Lucinda’s photo and added in a church dome from one of my boss’s photos. I used 11×15 140 lb cold pressed watercolor paper which was a little too “toothy” for this medium and that is why I took so long to finish it!(Will use smoother paper next time!) Many thanks to all for the multiple inspirations! And, I hope that one day, I will be able to walk these stairs personally!

I rediscovered my love of painting and drawing when our daughter went off to college. I try to find inspiration in everything, but it seems that I am drawn to the beauty of nature!

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  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuover 3 years ago
  • stephaniek
    stephaniekover 3 years ago

    Nice work Marsha!! ;-))

  • Thanks Stephanie!

    – Marsha Free

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekover 3 years ago

  • maggie326
    maggie326over 3 years ago

    wonderful work marsha

  • Thanks Maggie and thanks for the favorite too!

    – Marsha Free

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 3 years ago


  • Thank you Charmiene and thank you for the favorite!

    – Marsha Free

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanover 3 years ago

    Love this, Marsha!! your drawing is great… I also enjoyed seeing the original pic …. nice to be able to compare!! WONDERFUL!!!

  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesover 3 years ago

    How lovely, you certainly have captured the calm atmosphere shown on the photograph. Super work !

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 3 years ago

    SEPTEMBER 8th 2011

    Your participation with works/votes it is greatly appreciated

  • thank you for this! it comes at a time when I needed something happy! I am honored.

    – Marsha Free

  • Lucinda Walter
    Lucinda Walterover 3 years ago

    Marsha this is a beautiul work of art! Just stunning! I’m sure your boss loved your work, I sure do! Thank you very much for using my work for your inspiration. I’m very honored.

  • Thanks Lucinda! I am so pleased that you are happy with my translation! It took a little longer than I had expected, but you know sometimes, good things come to those who wait :)

    – Marsha Free

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