This is a painting I did for my brother Brit. He is going to donate it to a local church for a fund raiser. I knew I wanted to do a painting of the Bow Valley church. I went to school and lived near Bow Valley for a short time. When I went online looking for good pics of the church I found the picture below. I fell in love with the colors and the unique perspective of the pic. I knew I wanted to paint it and when I saw that the photo was taken by Alan Bartels I was really excited! Alan works for Nebraska Life Magazine and I met him back last spring when the magazine did a story on my Steampunk jewelry. I e-mailed Alan and asked if I could use his photo for a painting and he gave his permission, as long as I stopped by the magazine office to show him the finished work. I think its a close interpretation of the photo, not exact but close.
Thank you Alan for letting me use your photo!