York Minster oil painting completed, Monday 7th July 2014

 Completed this painting on Monday that I made over the Spring Bank holiday week. I have to be careful I don’t overdo things. Did a little more on the triangles above the door, but not too much. Wanted to keep the light airy feel of the honey coloured stone and the beautiful luminous quality on the Spring day I made the original sketch. So it just needs to dry and I’ll get it framed. My son commissioned this as a wedding gift for some friends. They all went to York University, so hopefully this will be an uplifting reminder. It certainly was a magical day when I was there making the original sketch. History really does live within this stone. A few marks to delineate the characteristic blocks between the arches and I’m done. A picture is never really complete you just stop at an interesting point.