Monday, January 19, 2009

St Peter’s Church

St Peter's Church, St Albans
After shopping at the Saturday market, I sat at the war memorial and sketched this church. Although the building has been re-built numerous times and the current exterior is nineteenth century it still amazes me that people have been worshipping at this site for about a thousand years.

6 Comments:

Blogger Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Hello Julie - saw your latest post on EDM Super just above my own. Could not resist taking a closer peek and finding out where you lived. Really enjoyed your two year long projects of the Mile from Home and Family Portraits. If you havent seen her work already, I think you'd find my friend Anita Davies (artbyanita.blogspot.com) blog of interest as she has just published a book CLOSE TO HOME, sketches of some 30 or so houses in 5 villages around her in Cambridgeshire. Liked the feel of this church painting (I'm into churches too).

1/19/2009 5:07 PM  
Blogger Rob Carey said...

This is beautiful. The trees are wonderfully done, and the brickwork.

1/19/2009 10:25 PM  
Blogger Woodland Fay said...

Julie, brilliant water colour sketch, as always. Do you paint in gloves? You've inspired me to have a go myself, started life class last week. Just posted a quick first week effort and have given you a shout out at end of blog. Check it out if you get time at http://woodlandfay.blogspot.com/

1/19/2009 11:57 PM  
Blogger Owen said...

I agree, there is something wonderful about the fact that people have been "worshipping at this site for about a thousand years."

1/20/2009 12:31 AM  
Blogger Stephen Gardner said...

I'm really enjoying your work Julie, as an ex-pat your paintings are a joy.

1/20/2009 1:33 AM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Joan, I often pop in to see Anita's work.
Thanks Rob, Owen and Stephen. Fay I once had some fingerless gloves but most of the time it's bare hands. I'm going over to look at those life drawings now.

1/21/2009 8:18 PM  

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