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25 Adstock Crenelations – Original Painting


Adstock Crenellations Painting is the twenty-fifth of the 4950 Paintings. The image is of Adstock Parish Church near Buckingham. The painting is signed and framed in white painted wood, with a double mount off white on top of black mount. Includes a certificate of authenticity.

About the Picture
Adstock Crenellations Painting is the twenty-fifth  of the 49/50 Painting Challenge. A Series created in 2018 as part of a challenge to create 50 paintings of architectural details on buildings in Buckingham and surrounding villages. No building was used twice and no feature repeated unless there was a distinguishing characteristic of the feature.

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25 Adstock Crenelations

Yellow, orange and brown are the predominating colours in this painting. If you look closely though, you’ll see blooms of dark red, violet, and olive green. The sky’s a deep speckled cerulean blue.

There is little left of the initial painting in the piece. The layers have been built up over one another, not thickly but thoroughly.

The details are confused, there’s so much going on. The belfry window opening with slanted slates. The smaller window below practically vanishes into the stonework. The diamond panes just visible as white outlines traced on the green and brown paint. There’s a buttress stepping inward towards the tower from the roof. From the base to the roof, The top of the tower is edged with crenelations. In reality these details are crisp and sharply defined. Here it’s almost as if they’re embarrassed to be here. Why are they here? Fashion? Style? Function? My knowledge of architecture fails me.

Having done some study, it depends on the age and location of the building whether it’s defensive or decorative.


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