Virtual Paintout…August 2016 (NORWAY)

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Rygge Church – Norway

8″ x 10″ (Oil on Canvas Board)

 Rick Eakins

Well, it’s a HOT August in Texas, but I’m traveling “Virtually”, to the country of Norway.  I found most of the towns to be along the coastal areas and to the south end. Norway is a Scandinavian country encompassing mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords. Oslo, the capital and and the most populous city in Norway.

This painting is of the Rygge kirke (Rygge Church) located in Rygge parish in rural southern Norway. The building material is stone/brick and was built in 1170. Romanesque and Gothic influences can be seen in these churches. About 160 of the 270 stone churches built in Norway are still fully or partially preserved.

Rygge Church inside

Inside the Rygge Church

This image is from Google’s Streetview.  Thank you google.

Check out the other ART for this month’s Virtural Paintout at http://virtualpaintout.blogspot.com/

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