Sometimes simple things aren’t quite so simple.
Or at least the illusion of them being simple is actually quite complex.
MMm….. I’ll explain……………..
The other week I was asked to do a little commission of St Wystans church in Repton in the county of Derbyshire. No problem, I’m very familiar with the church and the village and have painted St Wystans before. An easy job. Simple, I thought.
W r o n g !
It took me a while to realise it wasn’t going to be simple.
It was easy enough to go and take the photos of the church, so I had the right images to work from. The woman commissioning the painting had asked for the spire, yew tree and lych gate to be in the picture. Which meant that I had to be standing back quite some way from the church to include the tall spire. No problem. I took a load of photos from various viewpoints knowing that I would possibly use two or three for information for creating the painting.