November 8, 2007

EDM #144 Square

Ok one more from Rome. The challenge this week was "square" and I simply could not find anything inspiring - then I remembered my picture of the Pantheon ceiling - the 8' opening at the center and the square paneling encircling the dome. There was a definite rosy glow as the sun beamed in. So here it is, my exhibit for "Square". Pencil, and watercolor in Winsor and Newton sketchbook.

22 comments:

Jenny said...

Oh, W O W !!!

This is beautiful. Love the composition and colors.

Wendy said...

Just gorgeous. You have so much talent. I lived a couple of small blocks north of here and it brings it all back.

Teri C said...

It works perfectly and I am astounded by the details!! Wonderful wonderful!!

Anita said...

Absolutely stunning!!!
I have added you to my STAR POSTS list for this post.

BMoon said...

Your travel journal pages are so colorful and memorable. Great job.

Desiree said...

For not being inspired you did a beautiful job with square!

Felicity said...

Gosh, I love the composition of this and how it fades out to the left - super!

Serena said...

What a fabulous take on the challenge....love it!

mARTa said...

I am standing under Rome's greatest colum once again. My Amy said that is what the colum of light shinning through the oculus is called. As for squares..did you notice the small one cut into the base of the dome? It is said that is where Brunelleschi cut into the pantheon's dome to examine the materials used as he was working on his project: the Duomo in Florence. Don't you just get shivers when you realized you too have been there? I am enjoying all of your posts so much!!! Maybe someday we will do europe together!!!

Ann said...

I have thoroughly enjoyed viewing your travel sketches. What an inspiration you are! Great subject for 'something square' and beautifully done!
Ann

Linda T said...

I have really enjoyed your travel sketches, and this one of the pantheon really brings back memories of when I was there. Very nice work!!!

Africantapestry said...

Great interpreatation Sandy...you neatly fit the ceiling into the square here! Lovely painting of the ceiling too...I agree with Jenny, composition and colours are great!
Ronell

Ella said...

You have captured the light coming from the ceyling and the architecture beautifully. Happy blog anniversary!

Serena said...

Hi Sandy, I just wanted to wish you a Happy Blog Birthday!!! I look forward to seeing another year of your wonderful posts ~ :)

laureline said...

It's been such a pleasure to watch your art grow by leaps and bounds over the past year! Congratulations on such happy productivity! And this is a stunning sketch and great way to end your trip series.

Anonymous said...

Just when I gave up onleaving a comment here (my computer can be so slow) I left a note for you on EDM. Anyway, I just wanted to tell you that I really love your sketches from Europe. How fun to have these memories of your adventure. Thanks for sharing them with us.
Susan R.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Congrats!

seesue said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary! Enjoying stopping by your site.

caseytoussaint said...

What an incredible composition! All of your European sketches are truly stunning.

Dee said...

Wonderful pick for the square challenge. Beautiful painting!! I really enjoy your blog.

Rah Kyndl said...

This is a beautifully imposing rendering of one of the most important buildings of western civilization. You convey the sense of the dome's receding, vertical grandeur very well.

phthaloblu said...

As others have said, love that comp. This would look great as a full-size (big) painting. Beautiful!