This weeks blog is a work in progress blog. So if that’s not your cup of tea, you’ll want to skip this blog. 🙂 For those who are staying, thank you. This is turning into quite an adventure. 🙂
Wishing you all an inspired and blessed week to come
Art Diary: Sunday February 10th 2013. Gloucester Cathedral, south walk of cloister.
Above is the reference photo, for the drawing I began in March 2011! There is the saying time flies, but this is ridiculous! My last entry was in June 2011 where I quote “So I’m hopeful I’ll have this finished before the end of the year.” *shakes head* so much for that idea.
If you’d like to re-fresh your memory or find out what on earth I’m on about, the last two entries can be found at the links below.
So a lot has happened in-between that’s fairly obvious. Nonetheless, I will not be beaten. This photo and my drawing have been taunting my from the wall ever since I finally got around to getting my drawing board up on the wall. *shakes head*
I know there would be some who would think, “Don’t bother, it’s too long ago now.” but I like to finish what I start. Also these drawings are my way of learning as I explain in the earlier blogs. I don’t intend to short change myself.
With that. Here is where I left off.
In all honesty. I haven’t picked up a pencil, pen or brush for 6 months. So there are a few nerves when jumping back in. You can’t really pick up where you left off as it were. You have to find your place with the image again.
That said. In returning back to painting and drawing, I have found…clarity. I think I learnt a lot in the months prior to the chaos that enveloped my life and I’ve had time to process what I’m doing. Not that I’m really any more certain of what I’m doing than I was when I first started painting. I am still very much “We’ll see what happens when it’s finished.” The process is still very unconscious and intuitive. That said. I did pick back up where I left off.
It was a wobbly start, but it didn’t take long for me to start drawing with a familiarity I wasn’t expecting so soon. I suppose I have reached a point of confidence. I can pick up a pencil or brush, and draw or paint because that is what I do, as opposed to all the maybe’s, and we’ll see’s.
So this is part 3
Not too bad for a couple of days work. As I mention in the previous blogs I’m not able to devote myself to these drawings. So I can only spend and hour or two each day.
I’ve had a lot of back tracking to do. Initially I thought “No it can’t be this easy!” I was right, the panels on the ceiling vault were out by a millimetre. It makes a difference to whole image! Therefore I lost a good hours work correcting that. At the moment I’m straightening the windows. For some reason in sketching I started to bulge outwards and that won’t do at all. I’ll fix the windows then move back to the ceiling vault.
I’ve decided these types of cathedrals are as complicated as intricate Celtic knotwork in the way they interconnect. I am though enjoying the process however slow it may be. 🙂
Thank you for staying to the end. I do hope to have (though I can’t promise) a new painting for next weeks blog. That should give me some time too, to make some solid progress on this cathedral.
Until part 4. I wish you all a creative, productive and inspired week to come.