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48 Claydon Steeple – Original Painting


Claydon Steeple is the Forty eighth of the 4950 Paintings. The image is of the Steeple on the Parish Church in Steeple Claydon near Buckingham. The painting is signed on the back and framed in white painted wood, with a double mount off white on top of black mount. Includes a certificate of authenticity.

Please note: The painting is part of the 4950 exhbition and will  only be available for collection or shipping AFTER the exhibition closes on 15th April 2019, and not before.

About the Picture
Claydon Steeple is the Forty eighth of the 4950 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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48 Claydon Steeple

The first thing to notice is the angle. Looking up, practically straight up. A dizzying angle, but the only way to fit a long, tall, narrow steeple into a square painting.

It’s Steeple Claydon church, of course! Visible for miles around, but then, what’s the point of building such as this other than to be seen for miles around.

The foreshortening robs us of much of the details as they merge together, vying for space. Arch windows are barely discernible and the vast steeple is a tiny series of triangles. In fact, considering the steeple is the subject, it’s not very prominent at all, but it is there.

The crowning glory of a spectacular structure. And when you look up at it from this angle. And when you look up at it from this angle, it’s hard not to feel intimidated.


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