Thursday, 22 September 2016

G is for Gloucester Cathedral

With light fading I sat to draw its towers from the Cloister Garden.  It was so cold that afternoon. A lasting memory was gratitude that there was a Primark round the corner where we purchased hats, scarfs and gloves.

The Cathedral welcomes you with a fine Romanesque nave with dogtooth detailing on the arches. The counterpoint is the intricate Perpendicular Choir. There are more Perpendicular reveries in the great cloister, arguably the finest we have seen, and a bewitching Lady Chapel.

Gloucester’s huge east window is in essence a glass reredos. Celebrated in its stained glass are many of the Knights that fought at Crécy in 1346.

My New book, English Cathedrals. Capturing the wonder of these very special places in 60 exciting drawings. 
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