Amy's art in progress.
See regular updates of my progress on each new painting.


Here is my initial idea for my next painting.  

This is just a rough sketch of one of the churches I visited in Africa.



Starting with a blue sky. 

(This one is pretty big so it is difficult to photograph in progress... so please forgive my poor photography.)


Changed the sky a lot by adding more texture.

Added the tree and ground.  

Inspirations of the day: 
Tree 63 :"The Answer to the Question"
The World Series Game 4: Red Sox v. Cardinals
Lunar Eclipse



Worked on the foreground and also made the orange under painting of the tree thicker.

Inspiration of the Day:

Tree 63: "The Answer to the Question."


Starting to add some contrast.

Musical inspiration of the Day:

Classical music on the radio.


I had a lot of time to paint today and I am really starting to get excited about how this one is turning out!

I especially like how the people and foreground are starting to come together.  

I also spent a lot of time composing the branches.

Musical inspirations of the Day:

Tree 63: "The Answer to the Question."
Classical music on the radio.
K-LOVE Christian radio.  


I worked on the branches a lot today.  I thought a lot about where in space each branch should go and also about what colors will make it appear that way.  This has been quite a fun challenge so far!

I also worked with colors in the trunk quite a bit.

Musical Inspirations of the Day:

Tree 63: "The Answer to the Question." (I know I am obsessed with this CD but man is it good!)
K-LOVE Christian radio.  


So yesterday and today I have been working on the trunk.  I decided that I wanted it to have a more tree-like texture. I still have a lot of decisions to make on this one... even though it may seem to be almost done.

Musical Inspiration of the Day:
Caedmon's Call: "Share the Well."  

(Special thanks to my friend Chris Matthews for giving me this CD. It makes me want to jump on a plane to Africa to start some more churches!)
"It just got too hard." "It's supposed to be hard, if it wasn't hard 
everyone would do it.  The hard is what makes it great." 
- Jimmy in League of Their Own talking to 
Dottie about quitting baseball.