The Armadillo


Looks great Tessa.

This one caught my attention, you have captured the glow of the light really well

Many thanks Denise and Paul.

What an amazing building. I love the way you painted the glass. Really effective. Do you speak Welsh? My sister married a Welshman and lives in Cardiff.

Good one Tessa

Thank you Diana and Heather. No Diana, I learnt a little in school as born and grew up in Cardiff, and when you live there it’s easy to understand place names etc, but certainly not fluent and had to look up what this meant! It is a very striking building, especially when lit up, and the interior is also excellent.

That looks quite a challenge Tessa, I don’t know the building but it looks quite ( I hate this word but it suits!) awesome.

Lovely, the light through the glass is very effective

Many thanks Katy and Hilary.

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This is my painting of the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff, concert hall and theatre. The Armadillo is its nickname because off the odd shaped front section.The letters on the sloping front are six feet high and are in English and Welsh. The English is on the right, and the Welsh on the left, meaning ‘creating truth like glass from inspiration’s furnace’. This is an A5 gouache for our weekly art group theme which this week is ‘buildings’.

About the Artist
Tessa Gwynne

I have returned to painting over the last few years having relocated from Cardiff to the Cotswolds in 2009 and joined the Guiting Power Art Group. Although I did a year's Foundation Course at art college after leaving school, I hadn’t painted much in the interim, except for a few attempts here and…

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