Country Organ and Effigies.


Awesome, so much is expressed with little information

Well I think you have certainly got the feel of the building into this excellent painting. I do like the colours and washes you have used , they give age to the stone and wood.

Excellent and entirely agree with Romila

I don't suppose many artists would have thought of painting a dusty corner like this, but it's led to such an interesting subject and composition, and is beautifully painted.

Superbly painted.

I think I know the very M R James story to which you refer - in fact, I must do, because I've read all of them. Can't always remember the titles. And I see what you mean - a chantry can be a cold and forbidding place; now here's a thought - if you fancy a tingle up the spine, take your copy of his short stories and read them in that chantry!

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14 x 22 inches watercolour and pencil on Langton rough unstretched paper. You may have seen the recent addition to this gallery, called, 'View'. If so, you will understand what a relief it was to me to come into the very same church and paint this. It has all that I enjoy. A jumble of shapes, tones and colours which suit my increasing love of abstraction and ambiguity. By the way, I have read and reread too much M. R. James and I have to say that I felt deeply oppressed by the atmosphere of this chantry.

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Rupert Cordeux

Coventry Lanchester Polytechnic. 1984 - 1985 Wolverhampton Polytechnic School of Art and Design. 1985 - 1988 Overall winner of Watercolour Challenge in 1999 after which I turned professional. Birmingham Watercolour Society Associate Member of Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.

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