Wendy Van Huyssteen ” Peace Filled” oil on canvas

Restoring light, Light within, Church light, Peace filled light are all good titles for this painting that beckons the viewer to stop in their fast paced tracks and dwell a little in this space. For Wendy Van Huyssteen this was indeed the reason she painted and captured the famous church in Greece,seen on a recent family holiday, subject of inspiration to many an artist. 
The photograph depicted the windows as dark . The underpainting of burn’t sienna hinted at making the glow in the window expressing the warmth of the memory.
The blues painted from freshly bought tubes of Maimeri “Puro” (Pure) gave the intense lustre that the mediterranean coastline provides. The velvet concrete making the roof mimics the colour of the summer ocean, the angles of whites in many values, dancing greens of bougainvillea, distant haze of rugged landscape all come together to create an appealing painting.
I felt it apt to end this years blogging with this artwork and wish you all a very peace filled Christmas where memories are made, and joy is charged within. May all your lights keep on burning and may 2015 be one filled with hope, tranquility and peace.
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