Saturday, July 9, 2011

St Stephen's Church Newtown

This gothic revival church is very near where I live. I went up there the other morning and sat in a stiff breeze to draw it. I had to sit quite close or it would have been veiled by trees. It sits in an old graveyard with a magnificent Moreton Bay fig tree. You can see more images here. It's a picturesque place where there are often those huge trucks that show that a film crew is there.

This isn't the best viewpoint, but it was the one that had the best light at the time. I'll go back and draw it again from different angles at different times of day in the future when it's a bit warmer and less windy. I did another drawing there in the summer when it was cool under the trees.