Sunday, April 06, 2008

Friendship Churches

Village Church, by William Renzulli
Friendship Church, by Julio Rodrigues

Dr. William Renzulli is the best friend that I have not yet met personally. He has been a regular visitor to this humble blog and he has been very generous with his comments and encouragement. His artistic talent and versatility are in plain sight here at http://williamfrenzullimd.blogspot.com/.
We recently completed an interesting project: We both like old architecture as painting subjects. So Bill sent me some photos for me to pick one and paint. And I sent him photos for him to paint. We both gave each other complete artistic license and no deadlines. Today we are displaying the results of that friendly challenge. I have to say…I was unusually nervous painting my picture…but in the end I was happy with the result.
And Bill painted the church in my original hometown in Portugal in a way that I never would have thought, evoking an elevation/architectural drawing. I loved the concept and I think I came out on the winning end of this trade!
So Bill…a big THANKS.

4 comments:

  1. The Southern Jewel10:31 AM

    You are both very talented artist as shown in your work. I really enjoy your blog. I think this was a win-win situation. Hope to see more of this shared talent in the future.

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  2. As much as I hate to disagree with my friend, I believe I came out the winner!

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  3. You ABSOLUTELY captured the feeling of Friendship Church. When I saw it on Bill's computer I gave a litte gasp!
    Well done!

    Bill's wife Patience

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  4. Thank you Patience. It was a lot of fun to do...even though I was relieved when I finished!

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