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After completing much of this last summer going out for just the right sun's angle 7 to 10 am daily for several weeks, at this local former college campus of the Ursuline Sisters, Ironton, Mo, I resumed work again this summer, finishing the academic building at left and approximating how student girls and nun may have looked in between classes some forty+ years ago. The whole theme with pigeons constantly cooing, ornate sanctuary and steps below, reminded me of St. Paul's Cathedral in London in the song, "Feed the Birds", in Walt Disney's Mary Poppins. The birds suddenly disappear about 8 A.M., but are still cooing on into late morning. All of the painting was done on-site -- for some reason I increasingly have to experience a scene in order to paint it. I have many projects planned involving photographs, but I wonder if I will ever actually do them now, location-painting having its own draw for me. The sanctuary is still used for weddings, but the windows at left are open, the classrooms now bare to the elements, the roof untended as shown here. Ursuline Academy in Ironton, Missouri, in watercolor, 21" x 29", on stretched 300 lb. Arches cold-press watercolor paper.