I did this painting of Toledo’s St. Patrick Church on a Sunday afternoon with a viewpoint in the local arts district. I believe the hill is called Links hill and the area was originally home to Irish Catholic immigrants. Father Edward Hannin was 36 years old when he was assigned to organize a parish in Toledo’s Irish Catholic population. It was a challenge, for in 1862 the city was busy constructing the Miami and Erie Canal and its laborers were more interested in saloons than churches.
I’ve started using new panels with a hanging slot on the back, so this painting is ready to hang without a frame!
And here is how the painting might look if you framed it. This work is painted on oil primed linen and mounted on board.