Saturday, 24 February 2007

Learning from Lowry

Lowry St John's Church in Manchester

Whilst at the local library I made this pencil study of Lowry's St John's Church in Manchester. I loved the strong perspective. The way the church stands tall & proud, and yet also within the hum drum buildings of the houses, shops and offices.

I'm happy with it; the repeated overworking to get the balance of depth on the planes to work and the suggested details on the office facades.figures in snow Making studies of other artist's works is something I've never done before, but I can see the purpose of it. It helped me to understand how Lowry had created the piece, technically. It also helped me see what elements I related to, what it was about the picture that held me.

Meanwhile, at home, I carried on drawing figures. The weather had turned to light snow, and people were wrapping up more.

I'm writing this blog entry while staying at my sisters house, and I can't wait to get home, back to my regular view and routing of drawing.


Bill of Ballaugh said...

Keep searching, keep sketching, keep experimenting and I know you will get there.

Kelly said...

Hi Steph
Well done you on starting this blog! I was totally amazed when you showed me those figures you had drawn at the bus stop, they just captured so much. The sense of achievement must be fantastic. Well done, and keep going.
Kelly xx

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