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Old 01-03-2018, 03:02 PM
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St Breock Downs Monolith

While my wife and I watched TV last night, I found an image online and did a quick sketch. This morning I looked up details on the subject and learned it is St Breock Downs Monolith, the largest and heaviest prehistoric standing Stone in Cornwall.



Thanks for your thoughtful C&C. A finished painting would have a better composition, but I enjoyed the detail on the stone.

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Re: St Breock Downs Monolith

Excellent detail on the stone, pity there isn't a figure to show the scale of the stone.

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Re: St Breock Downs Monolith

(Pity I can't paint figures!)
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Perhaps you did paint a figure, Frank, but hid it behind the stone?

But seriously, a good effort. Perhaps slightly darker on the shadowed side of the stone and with the cast shadow on the ground? Would have more impact.

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Re: St Breock Downs Monolith

A search reveals the stone to be 10 feet high and weighs 16.5 tons. It is said to be 4,000 years old. There isn't a single photo on Google with a figure alongside.

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Re: St Breock Downs Monolith

Nice markings and shape of the stone, Frank!
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good work on the stone! an interesting story to go along too.
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Here's the reference photo. Interestingly, I didn't see any people in photos either, Doug.

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Re: St Breock Downs Monolith

Very nice - a stone with annual rings!

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Re: St Breock Downs Monolith

Lovely Sarsen stone, nicely rendered.
I always liked the group at Avebury (and there is a pub nearby) we used to see the sheep lambing as a bonus. The atmosphere is scalp prickling, as you imagine the stones jumping up and rushing to a stream to drink then returning to settle back over their treasure (occasionally settling onto an unfortunate treasure hunter).
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