Historic Church on Blue Paper

I saw this church a few weeks ago in Harper’s Ferry and was struck by how bright the white was in the afternoon light. I took some inspiration from Turner and his contemporaries for subject and method and set this small study on blue paper to keep the rest of the image muted and mid-toned and draw all the focus to the accents. There’s something very satisfying about using titanium white on toned paper.

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3 thoughts on “Historic Church on Blue Paper

  1. laber1 October 17, 2015 / 1:47 pm

    Instantly impressive with that bright white spire! Love it!

  2. lesliepaints October 21, 2015 / 6:29 pm

    Very cool idea, Corey!

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