Mississhippi's Madness

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St Bartholomew’s – Work in Progress


Managed to get back to my St Bart’s drawing this week after a couple of weeks break due to school holidays.

St Barts_6a_webI decided I needed to try and tackle the corrugated roof. I really wasn’t sure how to proceed with this, so I sat and looked at the picture of the roof until it came to me to try it this way. I’m really happy with the result. I also quickly marked in some black next to the tower and quickly realised that I really needed to put some more into the sky.

St Barts_6b_webThe black of the pastel is much richer than that of the Coulourfix paper so it made an immediate difference to the look of the drawing. I also started to mark in some of the darks in the tree.

St Barts_6c_webThis is where I left it after two hours. The roof has added some real movement into this drawing.

I have to do more work on the facade of the church. It is looking really neglected right now.  The grass is looking a little flat and I need to think about how to tackle that too.

It is starting to look the way I envisage it.

(Next time I will photograph this in better light. There is some reflection from the fluoro lights in the art room)


Author: Elaine

Artist, writer, married, mother, living with Ankylosing Spondylitis and winning (most of the time). My creative impulses have led me to drawing, pastel painting, writing, handcrafts and photography.

12 thoughts on “St Bartholomew’s – Work in Progress

  1. That’s a terrific drawing

  2. Lovely Elaine. I think a greyscale palette really suits you!

  3. When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and
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    • I did a search on unsubscribing from comments in wordpress and was directed to this page http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/unsubscribe-from-comments-1?replies=11

      Not sure if this will help you. It may only help if you are a member of wordpress.

      Usually there would be some sort of link to go to a page to unsubscribe in the email you receive. I don’t usually subscribe to comments so I have not had that problem, and I am unable to affect your subscriptions to my comments.

      Sorry I can’t be of more assistance.
      If I come across anything else that may help you I’ll let you know.

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