Friday, 20 March 2009

The Lion and Snake pub, Lincoln

Back to the watercolours. This latest one shows the Lion and Snake pub on Bailgate in Lincoln. This is a lovely old 16th century pub, with the magnificent western towers of Lincoln Cathedral rising up behind it. I published a drawing of this in an earlier post.
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20 comments:

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

I like this painting. Reminds me so much of the great impressionist paintings of the 19th century. Thanks for featuring another masterpiece in this post. God bless you always.

ArtyJohn said...

Thanks Mel. It's always a pleasure to receive your comments.

storybeader said...

gosh, that cathedral is unreal! Don't have anything that old around here, that isn't Native American!

simoart said...

This is a wonderful painting. I am glad I found your blog. I love your pieces. Congratulations.

Rita T. said...

I love the purple colors. You do such nice work and I really enjoy looking at your drawings and paintings.

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

Another beauty, John:) But, I have to say that the drawing stands nicely on it's own!

Kathy said...

Lovely, John! Makes me wish I were in England.

Anita Davies said...

Absolutely beautiful John, so much warmth and light!

Lynda Lehmann said...

Beautifully done, John.

I used to paint in watercolors, and you are inspiring me to re-visit them sooner rather than later. (Besides, I'm sick of the smell of acrylics, lol!)

Svetlana Mamedova said...

Great work, looks so effortless... Out of curiousity, how long does it take? Do you work outside?
What kind of paper do you use? How wet do you have to keep it?
I am so excited I get your posts!

lubasa said...

jonh iluv the color and impressionist feeling in it =]
keep sharing ur talent with us =]

Watercolorist said...

I love the old buildings of England. They are so steeped in history. Imagine what characters have frequented this pub. You make the history come alive. Nice work.
Jean

Patrice said...

Love this painting, John! Really a gem.

Babette said...

Beautiful! I remember you did a painting of this church for your exhibition or was it a different church?

ArtyJohn said...

Thanks Deb - yes, it's one of the great Gothic cathedrals of England and is certainly an impressive sight.

Thanks Simoart

Thanks Rita. I really do like purples and blues.

Thanks Nancy and I agree about the drawing.

Thanks Kathy.

Thanks Anita. It can be tricky getting the light just how you want it in a watercolour, but I'm quite pleased with the way this turned out.

Thanks Lynda - I find it a good thing to work in different media - keeps my work fresh.

Quite a few good questions here Svetlana. Probably too much to answer in these comments, but I am intending to do a post giving a step by step explanation of how I work.

Thanks lubasa.

Thanks Jean. It is really nice to paint buildings that have a long history behind them.

Thanks Patrice.

Babette - yes, it was paintings of Lincoln Cathedral that I exhibited just before Christmas. It's a building that I never tire of painting.

Art with Liz said...

Oh it's so nice to see your watercolours of your area again. But I also love those acrylic roses. Am catching up here, as usual.

Arti said...

Beautiful painting, John; a treat for the eyes!England is a real good place to find such beautiful buildings...I am lucky to have visited London sometime ago, and very lucky that I will be visiting agin in summers!Can;t wait!

Lisa R said...

I love this piece. I've always been fascinated with architecture, and I love your use of color.

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Beautiful John...looks like South Main Street in Providence...very old, yet w/ outdoor cafes to remind us that is contemporary...amazing control and DETAIL!!!!

ArtyJohn said...

Thanks Liz - I've been gathering reference material to do more paintings of Nottingham and its surroundings.

Thanks Arti - yes we have some wonderful architecture. Hope you have a great time visiting London.

Thanks Lisa - I do try to evoke a particular mood with my use of colour.

Thank Ami - I do love painting old buildings and we are so lucky in this country to have such a wonderful architectural heritage.