Sunday, 7 March 2010

Take a man of an impressionable age ...

There is a crescent of fabulous buildings at the front of Lincoln Cathedral, if you approach it from the side you miss out all the newer buidings within your eyeline and it is like walking back in time. Drop a sprinkle of snow and it becomes Dickensian. I went out with friends one night before Christmas, as it began snowing heavily I set off walking up the hill to collect my car. I was passing the floodlit Cathedral as people were coming out from a late carol service. I have never seen anything so festive in my days. It is now March and minus five degrees. Now I'm no sceptic but if we are entering a period of global warming, why am I so bloody cold!!!! Love the snow, also love the sun, more of that please! I was in London the other weekend and called at my favourite art shop and picked up some new pens, a set of Letraset promarkers all varoius shades of cool grey. Had a wonderful time with them in my Moley. I'm going back to get a set of warm orange pens ready for the scorching summer that our political people insist we are contributing to.

15 comments:

Catriona said...

Great sketch, like the pens too, may have to find me some of those... like I need any more art equipment...

donna said...

WOW, your sketch is amazing. Really great work.

nanke's stuff said...

This is just beautiful! I like the narrative as well. I'm also more than ready for daffodils, tulips, sun (altho, it's been sunny here for 3 days!!!!) and warm weather. It's coming .... soon! nancy

Dan Kent said...

Great value drawing. Hmmm, I am a sceptic - when "global warming" didn't work, they started calling it "climate change"! lol.

Alex said...

What a marvelous piece Stephen! I really like the tones, the shades, and the layers. It's just perfect!

marsha said...

You do such a great job creating the bood with your art. Great job.

Art with Liz said...

Absolutely superb drawing Stephen! And if you were here this past week, you'd know all about global warming - 40 deg C at 4pm! Oh for a bit of your cool...

Janene said...

I want to stroll down that street--your sketch invites the viewer in! Beautifully done!

Sandra said...

Terrific! Thanks for sharing the drawing and the commentary.

raena said...

This is an amazing piece! I love it. And I think I need to go wandering around, finding places like this.

Ramona Davidson said...

Wonderful picture and great art. Thanks for sharing it.

ffyrebird.com said...

Incredible drawing and I greatly enjoyed your narrative. Our winter has been unusually cold and snowy also, between that and Climategate, well............

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Wonderful work, I am just getting to work in moleskine sketch books. I love the look. Now it is time go out and buy some pens. Thank you for sharing.

curiouscrow said...

Very nice! I like this a lot -your graphic style really appeals to me.

Steve Markham said...

I love this. My favourite part of Lincoln. Beautifully captured.

 
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