I’d like to add a photo here but this site had become so complicated I’m unable to. If anyone could tell me how, I would appreciate it. In the meantime, check out my pages, Lawrence Scenes to see “Vermont Gardens” and ” and Faraway Places to see “St. Edward’s Church” as examples of what one might see if one looked beyond just the front of a building.
So often all we see is the front side of a structure we plan to paint. This is especially true of buildings. How often do we photograph or paint only the front of churches, downtown structures or farm buildings. I’m glad I had an art teacher in college who taught us to look at what is behind. She had us take our sketch pads into the alley behind some commercial buildings. There was a lot to see, weathered doors, brick walls, trash cans and the alley itself.
I have done several paintings from the back of churches, which to me were more interesting than the front of the building. I have a painting on exhibit now of a historic building in Lawrence, KS, as seen from the side where one can see the stairs leading to the upper level and a bit of the community garden that was next door, “Vermont Street Garden” is now on exhibit at the Phoenix Underground (the lower level of the Phoenix Gallery) on Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, KS. This exhibit features artists who will be in Art in the Park on May 6.
Spring seems to be a time for art exhibits. I also have two paintings in the Lawrence Art Guild exhibit at Landmark Bank on 6th Street in Lawrence. You will see the work of a lot of talented local artist at both of these shows and at Art in the Park.