I've been drawn to this building for quite some time and wanted to capture it's feeling for quite some time. The First Baptist Church in Calgary was built in the Beltline in 1911. There is interesting information found on the Beltline Heritage site:
"It was built in 1911-12 to designs by architect D.S. McIlroy. The building is a very good example of the Gothic Revival style, with numerous pointed arches, gables, decorated windows, and attached buttresses. The building features a square tower with a spire at the corner. It seats 1300 people, with room in the vestibule for an additional 200, and is believed to be the largest Baptist church in Canada."
Whenever I paint a building I try not to focus on my photograph or sketch too long and rather trust my creative 'vision' so I often end up missing some of the details but, in the end, I think I'm happy with the end result in this case.