Reaching the Halfway point in the architecture paintings – Number 25 in the 4950 Series – Crenellations

25 Crenelations - Cathy Read - ©2018 - Watercolour and acrylic ink  - 17.8x17.8cm
25 Crenellations – Cathy Read – ©2018 – Watercolour and acrylic ink – 17.8×17.8cm

lI’ve made it to halfway, here’s the 25th architecture painting in the 4950 series! Adstock Crenellations, I love that word. There are lots of crenallations around with all the gothic churches in the area but I finally settled on Adstock Church. Here’s the finished piece.

25th of the architecture Paintings of Crenelations on the roof of Adstock Church25 Crenelations - Cathy Read - ©2018 - Watercolour and acrylic ink - 17.8x17.8cm - £154
25 Adstock Crenelations – Cathy Read – ©2018 – Watercolour and acrylic ink – 17.8×17.8cm – £154

Of the hundreds or is it thousands of churches in England, I suspect all have featured in Architecture paintings at some point. (A quick search found the figure of 16,247 Anglican churches in 2005) There’s a romantic look that seems to be the quintessential Village Church. Noth says Englasnd quite like a village church. Although each church is unique, there are trends in architecture which help define the style.  This one in Adstock ticks all the boxes.

The lovely crenelations are a typical feature, reminiscent of Castles. Always thought it was a strange association for building created as a house of God.

From the highest features in my architecture paintings I’ll be heading back down to earth next time.

Check back here to see what’s next.

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In Stitches on Well Street.

25 Adstock Crenelations is part of the 49/50 Painting Challenge. Find out how it began here.

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