Basil’s Cathedral ~ Moscow ~ Russia ~ The spectacular St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible in the century to commemorate a military victory. It is easily the most famous sight on Red Square. The riot of color a
St Basil’s Cathedral I started with a photo reference and slowly built it color by color. I thought I’d give the painting a watercolor look and texture for some realism. The original size is huge, so this effect is lost when viewed on a screen.