Well, it’s another grey, damp day here; the kind of day that is best spent pottering around the home, lost in art or creativity of some kind or other methinks!
A friend gifted me a set of three books all about Romanesque, medieval and Gothic art. Browsing through them reminded me of how much I love architecture, especially Romanesque. It also reminded me of the wonderful angels to be seen at Malmesbury Abbey and Kilpeck Church, and I woke up this morning with an idea in my head to sketch and draw and create. I want to do this work in a simple, stylised form – influenced by Romanesque and by Art Nouveau, and possibly stained glass.
Here is the work so far.
Around 12″ x 8″ in size, it has been outlined using a grey Sakura Glaze pen, which gives it that ‘stained glass’ feel. I want to use jewel-bright colours to complete the work, the kinds of colours seen in medieval manuscripts.