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 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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Paintings for Livada: Romania Poppy Field and 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.

There were many beautiful landscapes and Romanian scenery. This picture was given to me by a friend who is from Romania and held happy family memories with the flowers in the field.

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15. Romania Poppy Field and Hillside

Charcoal Sketch on Canvas

15. Romania Poppy Field and Hillside Sketch

Painting Sketch (1st Coat)

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Painting Sketch (2nd Coat)

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Final Painting

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