Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Madonna and Child, Lincoln Cathedral

My latest watercolour shows a detail of the statue of the Madonna and Child at Lincoln Cathedral. The statue can be found in the south-eastern porch of the cathedral. It is known as the Judgement Porch as there is (above the Madonna and Child) a carving of Christ in Judgement.



Unfortunately, this month there will be NO COMPETITION to win one of my watercolours. This is due to the fact that once again, I am on the Scrapheap of Life, i.e. Unemployed, so money is rather tight. I will start the competition again as soon as things pick up financially (he says hopefully).

Meanwhile, the results of the March competition will be announced in the next couple of days.

18 comments:

Amy Lilley Designs said...

OH MY John...this is just gorgeous...so so sensitive...beautiful...what a gift you have!!

Anita Davies said...

Sorry to hear about your job...Beautiful painting.

ArtyJohn said...

Thanks Amy. I found this quite a difficult painting to bring off. This is actually my third attempt at it!!

Thanks Anita. It's a bit of a pain, but I'm trying to remain optimistic - and doing lots of painting!!

storybeader said...

sorry to hear you're out of work. Hope you sell some of your artwork. Love the Madonna, and I'm not even religious!

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Wow, that is really beautiful. So expressive! I received my print and the colors are even nicer than I had expected. When I manage to get it framed I'll feature it on my blog. I'm not ignoring you!

Michelle Burnett said...

This is magnificent with such nice color!

Marian Fortunati said...

John..
This is exquisite!! I especially like the colors in the upper right hand side...
I love it all, but if I were to choose a favorite spot... that's it.

Hope you are well. I just so admire these watercolors!!... such an unforgiving medium!! and done so well!

On a Whimsey said...

John, I am so sorry you are going through difficult times. Your painting is beautiful, you have captured the feeling so well.

Babette said...

John, I hope you don't get tired of my "it's beautiful" comments. LOL I guess I have to look for other adjectives to use. :o) I hope things turn around for you soon. Btw, I have an award for you here:
http://www.babettesblog.com/2009/03/kreativ-blogger.html
I'm not sure if you already have this but nonetheless, you deserve it. No pressure to play along, I just want to give it to you.

Christine's Arts said...

Excellent composition! Great colors! what size is it?

tstreasures said...

John, another lovely painting from you. Sorry about your job. I've been using my unemployed time to craft and blog.

Carolann said...

Only just worked out how to comment on your blog, it's different to others. Any how sorry about your job problems, hope you get another one soon. Great painting and a challenge to do. You have excelled at this one.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

The colors are wonderful. Your painting is so life like. There is always a vast improvement in the style and colors of your works. It is always a delight to see your wonderful works of arts. Keep them up. Thanks for the post. God bless you always. BTW, I intend to also feature the art works of your wife. Could you direct me to her gallery or shop where all her art works are featured?

elf said...

Such a lovely painting! As far as your job goes, stay positive, enjoy the time you have to paint and everything else will fall in line. Best Wishes!

Patrice said...

Beautifully executed, John. You've quite outdone yourself!!

It's beautiful.

Pixie said...

Lincoln Cathedral..what a beautiful inspirational place! Your work is stunning. Sorry to hear about your job. I have been looking since November with no luck. Good luck to you in your search!

Sadia Hussain said...

It's superb John! and a beautiful blend of colors.

Rob said...

This is very good. I like that you've captured the shadows behind the sculpture with so much color, as opposed to just using black directly. Very nice work.