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Dimensions1024 x 793
Original file size994 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken9-Dec-14 15:19
Date modified25-Mar-15 15:55
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Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D7000
Focal length14 mm
Focal length (35mm)21 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/60 at f/2.8
FlashFired, compulsory mode, return light not detected
Exposure bias+1/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
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Old St. Mary's Parrish

Old St. Mary's Parrish

This painting was requested via Craigslist. Apparently I beat out many other artists. The painting is a wedding anniversary gift for the patron’s wife. This is a nostalgia piece, capturing the church in which they were married.


After doing some reference photography, I suggested we set the clocks on the steeple to the time at which they were married. This was a well received idea. Just one more way to personalize a painting.

I opted to do this on a heavy canvas with a deep texture to the weave. I am sort of kicking myself for not doing this larger, as at 11″ x 14″ this was really pushing the limit of what sort of detail I could resolve. Some of these shapes are very tiny, and had to be painted and repainted. The hardest part was the texture, it just ate up the paint, which lends itself towards nice scumbling, but for fine architectural details, not so great. Either way, it took some time to get to the point of coverage, where the entire surface was covered, and I could begin to work into the paint. Ultimately the painting took 3 sessions, about 3-4 hours each session.