Look behind you

I was actually eyeing up another scene for a possible future painting in Cheltenham, when turning round, I saw the spire of the Catholic Church of St Gregory the Great looming above the roof tops of this little street, and decided I wanted to paint it.

Unfortunately other commitments and the fact I was standing on a busy ring road meant I wasn’t able to do it then and there. I had to make do with taking a photograph, taking a good look at compositional possibilities and remembering as much as I could for when I was able to paint away from the subject. I tried to keep my first impressions in mind and not include too much detail.

Painted on Saunders Waterford 9 x 12″ block01-23 spire of st gregory the great. cheltenham