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!