When I last posted about my Edlyn series I had just begun painting the first Edlyn scarf.
With continual reference to my photograph of the Isaiah panel of the rood screen, I began selecting my colour combinations and mixing up the dyes. Then I started painting.
As the colour was added the whole piece began to take shape.
At this stage I felt the painting looked too flat and clean, so with a wide stiff brush I added sweeps of thick, brown resist to give a hint of ageing. Edlyn gold is now finished and awaiting steaming.
10 thoughts on “St Edmund’s, Southwold. Revisiting Rood Screens Suffolk IV – finishing the first Edlyn”
What a work of art and love too.
Thank you. Working from a panel always makes me wonder about the original makers and their lives.
I love watching your work as it evolves.
I am on the third one now and decidedly going off-piste as they say with highlights of magenta. Definitely not a medieval choice.
Go for it!
I love this color scheme.
Thank you. It’s all change with the one I am currently painting at the moment as using magenta as a highlight colour. Not sure about it though, we’ll see.
Amazing work. I love seeing how you make it all come together
Thanks. This one was okay, but the next one is a bit better and the one I am currently working on has been more interesting for me to paint as I have allowed myself to use more colour. Gosh what would our distant forebears who endeavoured to create a colour-rich world think of our contemporary ‘good taste’ for restricted palettes. I think they’d probably be surprised and maybe just a little dismayed too.
ah well, you know I am all for colour!