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Nitsa
04-10-2007, 08:42 PM
At the weekend I took a trip to Suffolk with my good friend Joannie. One of the beautiful places we were lucky enough to visit was the Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford, Suffolk.
Inside the church at the end of each pew hung a different painting by Iain McKillop. Beautiful religous works full of character and emotion; studies for the altar piece at Gloucester cathedral.
On my return I looked McKillop up on the internet and fell upon his cathedral works..You just HAVE to see these.

McKillop website (http://hometown.aol.co.uk/__121b_Q8jU6y05YYpHEr9JAhSWo801teXqQOoRiTF24yaFKuN3VYiTQwxRWQ==)

Cathedral works (http://hometown.aol.co.uk/imckillopi/page3Cathedralshtml.html)

I am uncertain if they are acrylic or oil, probably the latter but such I'm sure there is room for such excellence to be shared here never the less ;)
The studies I saw did appear to be acrylic but I imagine his main works would be oil simply because of where they hang.


Check out my blog (http://artbyanita2.blogspot.com/2007/04/holy-trinity-church-long-melford.html)to view my sketches & photographs of Holy Trinity church

amurphy
04-10-2007, 09:13 PM
Amazing work Anita. Thank you for posting this.

Audrey

chammi kaiser
04-11-2007, 04:37 AM
Wow. Anita. Those cathedral paintings are just mind-boggling. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

Andun
04-11-2007, 05:06 AM
I just love cathedrals.They really show what mankind can accomplish when we put our minds to something and this gentleman re-creates their beauty masterfully.Stunning work!!!

Nitsa
04-11-2007, 05:59 AM
So pleased you all enjoyed his work as much as I did.

idylbrush
04-11-2007, 07:51 AM
Some very nice work there. Very painterly and yet ...

karma kat
04-11-2007, 01:37 PM
Thank you for sharing this with us, Anita. Your sketchbook is very inspiring. I am going to take a cross-country trip in another month or so and I hope to be able to keep a travel sketchbook (as long as they don't take my watercolors at the airport!). If only my handwriting was as neat....

Charlie's Mum
04-11-2007, 06:47 PM
Intricate work eh? ........ must have good eyesight too!
Thanks Anita :D