Paintings for Livada: Orthodox

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.

We spent one afternoon in the heart of Targu Mures, Romania – our “tourist” day if you will. I really liked this small orthodox cathedral and decided to paint it.

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12. Orthodox

Charcoal Sketch on Canvas

12. Orthodox 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

Charcoal Sketch on Canvas

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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