I'll be doing more smaller impressionistic painings this month to try and keep up with the effort at Daily Painters to post 2000 original paintings in July.
I went into Seattle to do a photo shoot at Trinity Parish Church up on First Hill for a commision painting. My photographs usually aren't to good as I'm just looking for reference shots. But occasionally I get a surprise shot thats pretty good. I was taking pictures of this cross with the red door thinking it was a nice composition with the door as a focal point when this homeless guy walked by feeding the pidgeons and I just happened to snap this one at the right moment.
I've since found out that in the Episcopal faith the red door signifies the Holy Spirit and the pidgeon looks like a dove to me in this shot which also represents the Holy Spirit, which gives this image allot of meaning for me.
In my experiance the best photos don't always make the best paintings but never the less I will give this one my best effort and hope you like it Sarah.