Part of the 49/50 Painting Challenge. Find out how it began here.
You know the phrase “The devil is in the details?
It’s been proving something of a challenge to focus on the detail close up, rather than a view of the building. I’ve had a few challenges with this challenge, like with the Radclive Church Tower and Chantry Chapel gate, where I’ve had to accept the creeping in of surrounding details.
This week was particularly challenging.
Painting a buttress should be easy. But the one I chose was tall and slim, which means some door and windows have crept in. How dare they!
I could have probably managed if I hadn’t restricted the size and proportions.
Another potential way could be a downward view.
Not sure how I would achieve that without a helicopter and a good head for heights. Hmm…
Here’s the Buttress as a work in progress.
I’ve had to hold myself back on this one. The temptation to keep painting was very strong, but I’d developed some lovely areas in the first phase that needed to be kept.
The finished piece tells me I did the right thing.
The buttress seems to have melded into the background more than I’d intended. Maybe this one should be “Find the Buttress”?
Or “Vanishing Buttress”?
The building’s Maids Moreton Parish Church, in case you’re wondering. It will be available as a print as soon as I can get one sorted.
My other 4950 prints are at the Tourist Information Centre in Buckingham
And I’ve put some in Claydon Gallery as well.
This painting is sold, but other 4950 paintings are still available.
This painting is one of the 4950 series. Although many of the paintings have been sold, some are still available.