Saturday, 6 November 2010

Western Porch, St Mary's Church, Nottingham

St Mary's church stands in the historic Lace Market district of Nottingham. It is one of my favorite buildings and I often sketch and paint it. Just today, I walked passed the church and noticed that the magnolia tree near the south porch was in full bloom - a definate subject for painting. Meanwhile, this is the painting of the western porch, which I completed last year.

Western Porch, St Mary's Church, Nottingham
Artist quality watercolours on watercolour paper

11.75" x 8.35"

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Cathedral House, St. Barnabas Cathedral, Nottingham

I know it's a long, long, long time since I last posted and I just hope there are people out there still interested in my work. I have beeen doing lots of painting since I last posted and I thought I would begin by showing you one of my favourite pieces from the last few months

Cathedral House, St Barnabas Cathedral, Nottingham
Watercolour 8.24" x 11.75"

I painted this as a gift for two friends who got married at the cathedral in August. Rather than the usual front view of the cathedral from the main road, I decided to move down a side street and use the Cathedral House, which I believe is used as administrative centre for the cathedral, as the main subject. I liked the gardens and the large tree infront of the house. You can see the main tower of the cathedral in the background.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

The Old Angel Inn, Nottingham

The Old Angel Inn, Nottingham
Watercolour on watercolour paper
8 1/4" x 11 3/4"

Another painting from the exhibition, this shows the upper floors of the Old Angel Inn in the Lace Market district of Nottingham. This pub is a very popular venue for new bands in Nottingham. In its long history, it has been used as a church and as a brothel, but not at the same time (I think).