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
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.


  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.

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

  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

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