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Monday, 15 February 2016
The Lost Cathedral - stages 1 and 2
I have decided to take a little break from the intensely coloured pictures (and red) for a while and do a moody and subtly coloured snow landscape as a change. The influences are Caspar David Friedrich and Monet for this one, planning to base it on a red/orange - blue/green complementary colour axis, hoping to make it look very cold and moody with a dark sky against the brighter snow. How I came to the title is kind of interesting: I was mulling over possible titles whilst coming back from the dentist on a bus, the titles being variants of "The Forgotten Realm", "The Lost Realm"etc and was just thinking of "The Lost ......" when a child on the bus near to where I was sitting just said "cathedral" which I had also been considering. With that I took it as serendipity and felt that it was fate that it be called "The Lost Cathedral"..... Stage 1 was "drawn" up with a small bristle brush using a mix of Burnt Sienna and Winsor Violet thinned with turpentine. Stage 2 used the same paint mixture applied with a wide flat brush and a rag.