Saints Peter & Paul Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church

Yesterday I started a painting of this impressive church in Potomac, Maryland.  I set up in the parking lot behind the church because I liked the light here best.  I arrived late, so I didn't finish.  Here is my initial drawing, about 30 minutes in.

 Geoff Watson, "Saints Peter & Paul Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church," in progress, oil sketch on panel, 11" x 14," 2018.

Geoff Watson, "Saints Peter & Paul Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church," in progress, oil sketch on panel, 11" x 14," 2018.

Next, here's the painting with the darks blocked in.  A bit less than an hour in.

 Geoff Watson, "Saints Peter & Paul Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church," in progress, oil on panel, 11" x 14," 2018.

Geoff Watson, "Saints Peter & Paul Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church," in progress, oil on panel, 11" x 14," 2018.

As I was getting ready to block in the lights, the sun suddenly came out.  I'd been planning on an overcast-day composition, so I wasn't sure whether to change my plans.  I sketched in some lights and decided to decide when I return to the scene early next week.  In the meantime, here's where I left the picture.  I've left empty white spaces for trees.  Also, some of my verticals are so crooked they look like they were drawn by a drunk.  I'll fix that next time.

 Geoff Watson, "Saints Peter & Paul Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church," in progress, oil on panel, 11" x 14," 2018.

Geoff Watson, "Saints Peter & Paul Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church," in progress, oil on panel, 11" x 14," 2018.

Here's a look at my setup in all its glory.  My traveling road show.  

 Geoff Watson, "My plein air setup," iPhone photo, 2018.

Geoff Watson, "My plein air setup," iPhone photo, 2018.