Paintings for Livada: Sighisoara Clock Tower

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.

Sighisoara was our one day excursion at the end of the trip – the touristy sight seeing adventure. After the group tour – the house in which Vlad Tepes, aka dracula, was born (now hosting a restaurant and a small museum of medieval weapons) – we had an hour or so to look around the city. This clock tower was our first stop and a photo op at that!

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13. Sighisoara Clock Tower

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13. Sighisoara Clock Tower Sketch

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Painting Sketch (2nd Coat)

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Paintings for Livada: Romania Hillside with Tree

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.

This scene is one of many beautiful landscapes I was able to enjoy on our drive to serve for the day (in the kids camp, the gypsy village, and baby hospital). The air was fresh, the day warm but with a breeze, and the clouds were full and moving. There were so many open fields, so when I saw this tree, I thought it a nice composition to have the lone tree in front.

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14. Romania Hillside with Tree

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14. Romani Hillside with Tree Sketch

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Painting Sketch (2nd Coat)

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Final Painting

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Paintings for Livada: Sighisoara Tower

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.

Sighisoara was our one day excursion at the end of the trip – the touristy sight seeing adventure. After the group tour – the house in which Vlad Tepes, aka dracula, was born (now hosting a restaurant and a small museum of medieval weapons) – we had an hour or so to look around the city.

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I enjoyed a baked good and casually explored the 14th century city until I reached a tunnel of one thousand stairs.

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Well, it wasn’t actually one thousand stairs, but that’s what it felt like. There were some musicians at the top of the tunneled stairs playing some instrumental pieces. This was really cool because when I first started my month long hike the music was a faint echo, but as I got closer to the end of my journey, the music became louder and more pronounced.

I was rewarded at the top by a beautiful church.

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Right outside the church was this small house tower, which overlooked a graveyard.

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8. Sighisoara Tower crop

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8. Sighisoara Tower Sketch

Painting Sketch (1st Coat)

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Painting Sketch (2nd Coat)

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Final Painting

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Paintings for Livada: Romania Hillside

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.

Târgu-Mureș was hilly, which made for excellent scenic views. I connected specifically with these scenes (the houses and trees on the hills with the mountains behind them) as pastoral scenes (minus the lamb/goat). These are such peaceful scenes for me because the houses represent people’s lives. I like the idea that there are people that live on the hillside in the country – that they wake up every day to the big sky (possibilities), mountains (stability), and trees (life/growth/change). Just looking out of the car window, I experienced the beauty of God many times while in Romania.

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9. Romania Hillside

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9. Romania Hillside Sketch

Painting Sketch (1st Coat)

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Painting Sketch (2nd Coat)

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Final Painting

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Paintings for Livada: Romania Field of Flowers

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.

The hilly landscape and villa type architecture paired with the warm sun and cool breezes made my experience in Romania seem dreamlike at times.

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10. Romania Field of Flowers

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10. Romania Field of Flowers Sketch

Painting Sketch (1st Coat)

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Painting Sketch (2nd Coat)

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Final Painting

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