Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Liverpool painting No.102. St.James' Gardens

20cm x 14cm acrylic on canvas board

Pencil sketch

It was the last of the days sun was sinking and it lit up the top half of the cathedral yesterday. I managed to get a quick sketch done and take some photos to do a painting. I spent some time wandering around the gardens looking at the gothic building and all the old memorials and even older trees, only the traffic betrayed the fact that I hadn’t slipped through to the 1800’s.

Located at the rear of the Anglican Cathedral, it occupies ten acres of ground which were once the final resting place of nearly 58,000 souls.

From an American sea captain, stabbed to death, to children who died within hours of their birth. From a midget artist who painted England's nobility, to a simple serving girl. They all found their way into this quiet, final resting place, in Liverpool.

For more of the same go to http://www.stjamescemetery.co.uk/


Katherine Tyrrell said...

You've left a comment about your landscapes on the blog post Nominate the Best Artwork (Still Life) on a blog in 2010"

In order for any landscape to be considered it needs to be added as a comment to the correct post ie the one about landscape place http://makingamark.blogspot.com/2010/12/nominate-best-art-placelandscape-on.html

steve strode said...

Hi Katherine, I've not entered a landscape as far as I know. On this page I entered a still life. The only other painting I have added was one of the urban paintings for best blog project, I couldn't find a section for this, so just tagged it on, sorry. All the best, Steve.

Katherine Tyrrell said...

I've got this comment which I've not published - note the topic of the post and the topic of the comment

steve strode has left a new comment on your post "Nominate the Best Artwork (Still Life) on a blog i...":

Hi Katherine, perhaps I could enter this for the best blog project. From 2010 to 2011 I have been painting the city of Liverpool in a project entitled, ‘May I Start, May I Finish’, as May is the month I started. Up to now I have averaged about 10 to 15 images a month. I am just over half way through the project and have over a hundred small paintings of the city all measuring 20cm x 14cm. I like the nature of the work in that I hope I am in the main replacing the iconic in favour of a more typical Liverpool. The unsung, and in many cases beautiful, yet so often neglected aspects of the city are being painted. Where these iconic images do appear they will be used a backdrop for the life that goes on around them.
Work title, Regent Road.
Created Aug 5th 2010
Artist, Steve strode.