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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Gloria J Zucaro's "The Church of Saint Mary, Gdansk, Poland"

6"H x 6"W Original Oil on panel
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This is my April entry into the Virtual Paintout.  This month we are walking through Gdansk, Poland.  This is The Church of Saint Mary.  The skyline of the cathedral and the adjacent buildings silhouetted  in a stormy sky was what attracted my attention. To see the street view I used, go to this link  http://g.co/maps/e2p5h      I under-painted with transparent oils.  


This is also my entry for Paint Party Friday.  I have missed almost a month of Fridays!  Happy PPF!.    

39 comments:

  1. I really like the way you have depicted the architecture in a somewhat abstract style against the bright stormy blue of the sky.

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    1. Thanks so much, Jean. I checked out your site and must say your banner with the apples and reflection is just gorgeous. I was gone the last two weeks of March, but saw that you had submitted to the St. Petersburg paintings. I love the globes also. I am WIP with St Basil's domes.

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  2. Yeah, I agree..this is a cool piece. The colors and mood really draw you in.

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    1. Thanks, Louie. I miss you! Ever since we finished the house, I feel like it is ages between the times we talk. Even though it is usually not more than a week?!

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  3. Wonderful artwork and it has a terrific mood about it. Happy PPF, Annette x

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    1. Thank you, Netty. Trying to show the "mood" and what really attracted me to paint a subject, not just rote painting.

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  4. The illumination is fantastic:)
    xx

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    1. Thank you,Sue. I was trying to get the feel of great height and the ups and downs of the buildings.

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  5. Thanks so much Sue. I really liked the feeling of height and the ups and downs in the building tops against the sky.

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  6. all of your paintings I can see scrolling down here are quite wonderfully done. Just beautiful vibrant color and wonderful style. so glad I've found your blog. How wonderful to travel and paint in so many exciting places.
    thanks for coming to my blog today! Your comment meant a great deal to me.

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    1. Thank you so much,Lynn. You too can travel with the Virtual Paintout site. It is using Google maps and street-view. If you go to the Virtual Paintout site, you can see all the paintings other artists have done from Gdansk for the month of April. http://virtualpaintout.blogspot.com/

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  7. Vibrant and beautiful, Gloria. The contrast is top-notch

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    1. Thank you for your comments, Faye(also my youngest daughters name).

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  8. Very colorful and spiritual energy comes through ~ lovely ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

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    1. Thank you, Carol peace to you also

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  9. Very beautiful Gloria. I love painting with oils. In fact my easle is calling me back...haven't painted with oils for about five years. Happy PPF!

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    1. Rhonda, I hope you enjoy the venture back to oils. I sometimes do pastel and will take a workshop this summer in pastels. So you might see some new directions from me, too!

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  10. Gloria, your interpretation is totally awesome! It's very soothing to look at. Lots of soft colors and yet very vibrant. Love it. Happy PPF. Glad you are back. Enjoy the weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Gloria. The photo had such a neat peaceful feeling to it and a great feeling of looking way up into heaven.

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  11. This is beautiful. I love your strong vibrant style and the wonderful angle you painted the buildings at. I've never been to Gdansk but we were in Krakow earlier this year for the second time - I love it there. Polish cities must all have wonderful architecture.

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    1. I have never been there either except with Virtual Paintout.
      http://virtualpaintout.blogspot.com/ and was looking for something inspirational and something that represented the city well. I bet Krakow is beautiful, too. I love the old historical cities and their uniqueness.

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  12. That's a great view! :) Beautiful sky!

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  13. Hello Gloria, I'm so happy to have come accross you here, your painting is just the kind of stlye I love! The sky is excellent, I love your blue patchy sky and the buildings and colours, it's a great piece with atmosphere!

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  14. A wonderful painting, I really like how you have applied their beautiful colors.

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  15. Very nice style!!The sky is so cool,love the brush strokes!! Happy ppf!

    Hugs Giggles

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  16. Beautiful piece you crated. Love how the colors harmonize together to make a wonderful art. Amazing job!!

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  17. I love your style of painting, the sky is so realistic. I haven't painted in oils for years, they give such vivid colors, I can't endure the fumes, must be allergic.

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  18. Hi Gloria, lovely painting I really like seeing all the brush strokes as it gives it such a wonderful energy!!! Gorgeous work! :0)

    In answer to your question about what my artist in residency is, well I'm going to be working in the primary school that my boys attend. They had another artist in a few years ago but she's since retired. They are employing me as a teachers assistant and they will have me taking small groups of children at a time and doing art projects with them. I'm going to have them do some mixed media projects as well as other different kinds of things, they will hopefully display them around the school. I will also be doing new murals for the pre-school and some new ones in the primary school! :0) I'm very excited. I'm not a qualified art teacher. I think in the primary schools over here (this one is government run) they have a limited budget so to employ an artist in residence part time like me is a way of including art in the program. They also have a dance teacher at the school too. I'm very excited to be able to share some art experiences with the children! :0) I shall let you know how it goes. Perhaps your daughter could try out for an artist in residence while she finds something else??

    Hope that helps :0)

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  19. Gloria this painting is fabulous. Love the colours and shading and depth. Awesome work!

    Happy PPF!

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  20. Love this painting, especially the windows, because they all seem lit from within. You did a great job on this, and I am perhaps a teensy bit jealous.

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  21. this is a gorgeous painting!!!! lovely work!!!!

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  22. Gorgeous textures, brushstrokes and perspective.
    LOVE the blues!!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  23. Very expressive :)
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  24. Great job. Moody and strong. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely compliment. :)

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  25. I love the way you have handled the sky... looks great... sorry for the late visit...xx

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  26. this is absolutely beautiful! what a treat to be able to paint the streets of Poland! Underpainting is a wonderful thing and you do it beautifully

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  27. oooh fabulous texture mixed in! love that and the colors.

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  28. Such a beautiful painting! I love how you did the buildings against the sky!

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