Paper Opera

Paintings for Livada: Nana’s Romania


When I was on the missions trip with Grace Church serving the Livada Orphan Care ministry in Romania, the beauty of the country inspired me. I had the idea that when I got home to Arkansas I could paint these Romanian scenes and donate the paintings to Livada to raise money for orphan sponsorship.

Nana used to work with Livada in Romania and helped host the trip. When I told Nana about the painting series and what I hoped to achieve, she was delighted to give me a picture and request a painting for her home.

Image to Paint

Charcoal Sketch on Canvas


Painting Sketch (1st Coat)

Painting Sketch (2nd Coat)

Painting Sketch (3rd Coat)

Painting Sketch (4th Coat)

I took the painting to Nana’s house, and although the picture she gave me to paint from was on an overcast day, she really wanted it to appear more sunny and bright.

Final Painting