Gloucester Cathedral Paintings

 

Gloucester Cathedral Paintings by Janice Lyall, Myndblue Gallery

 

Gloucester Cathedral paintings by heritage & conservation artist Janice Lyall.

 

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Parliament Room At Night by Janice Lyall

Parliament Room At Night by Janice Lyall

Parliament Room is largely unnoticed by visitors to the Cathedral being tucked away beneath the tower. Richard II held parliament here in 1378 and the site was where in 1085 William the Conqueror held his Christmas Court and instigated the Doomsday Book. Watercolour and ink painting by Janice Lyall

Gloucester Cathedral Winter

Gloucester Cathedral Winter

Gloucester Cathedral was once a home for Benedictine Monks who spent their lives in prayer and study. Winter must have been a very harsh time for the monks. Gloucester Cathedral painting in watercolour by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Trick or Treat?

Trick or Treat?

I advise all visitors to take binoculars with them when visiting cathedrals. The stonework is phenomenal on many of the gargoyles which look down upon Gloucester Cathedral. There is just as much detail in some of these gargoyles as there is in the best Rodin sculpture. I don't include every fingernail in my paintings, but they are there in the stone! Gloucester Cathedral Watercolour painting by Janice Lyall

Countryside delivery

Countryside delivery

Gloucester Cathedral has terrific presence from afar and is a valued beacon. A Gloucester Cathedral Watercolour painting by conservation artist Janice Lyall.

Gloucester Cathedral in full colour

Gloucester Cathedral in full colour

Tell me the colour of Gloucester Cathedral and I might tell you the time of the day, the month of the year and the prevailing weather. Soft Pastel painting of Gloucester Cathedral in full colour by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Gloucester Cathedral the Organist Plays

Gloucester Cathedral the Organist Plays

Visit Gloucester Cathedral during some lunchtimes and you may hear the organist blowing away the cobwebs from the highest pinnacles. Gloucester Cathedral painting in watercolour by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Where Countryside meets the City

Where Countryside meets the City

Within a few minutes walk of Gloucester Cathedral, cows often graze peacefully in the meadow surrounded by trees, seemingly oblivious to any passing traffic. It always seems such a tranquil and timeless scene. Watercolour painting by Janice Lyall

Gloucester Cathedral Late Spring

Gloucester Cathedral Late Spring

Late Spring provides the freshness of colour and the bursting forth of life. The days are getting longer with the promise of summer to come. Gloucester Cathedral painting in watercolour by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Gloucester Cathedral Cloisters West Walk

Gloucester Cathedral Cloisters West Walk

A myriad of colour as I walk past the stained glass windows often associated with a profusion of singing voices filtering through from the nave. Gloucester Cathedral painting of the cloisters (west walk) in watercolour by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Gloucester Cathedral in a creamy blue sky

Gloucester Cathedral in a creamy blue sky

No matter what the colour of the sky, Gloucester Cathedral is always in harmony with it, as light reflects off the light stonework. A Gloucester Cathedral acrylic painting by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Gloucester Cathedral Cloister North Walk

Gloucester Cathedral Cloister North Walk

Each of the four cloister walks are slightly different. How many people have walked along them admiring the ceiling? Gloucester Cathedral painting of cloisters (north walk) in watercolour by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Gloucester Cathedral in Autumnal Light

Gloucester Cathedral in Autumnal Light

Gloucester Cathedral sheds a luminous light in the warm, early Autumn. A Gloucester Cathedral acrylic painting by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Gloucester Cathedral Summer

Gloucester Cathedral Summer

Summer brings the warmth and colour to the Cathedral and its grounds. It is a time to smile up at the gargoyles and catch the highlights in their eyes. Gloucester Cathedral painting in watercolour by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Dressed in Moonlight Gloucester Cathedral

Dressed in Moonlight Gloucester Cathedral

A Gloucester Cathedral watercolour painting by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Gloucester Cathedral Infirmary Arches

Gloucester Cathedral Infirmary Arches

The Benedictine monks needed their own infirmary to tend the sick. These arches remain as monuments to their care. A Gloucester Cathedral watercolour painting by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Gloucester Cathedral Cloisters East Walk copyright.jpg

Gloucester Cathedral Cloisters East Walk copyright.jpg

What do you see when the light through the windows catches against the stonework? Let the imagination play. Gloucester Cathedral painting of the cloisters (east walk) in watercolour by conservation artist Janice Lyall

St Mary's Gate

St Mary's Gate

Many of Royalty have passed through these gates. Sometimes they have passed in joyous times, however, sometimes they have passed through in the darkest of times. Today, it seems almost forgotten in the grime of time and in need of restoration (perhaps its waiting for a new royal visit)! A Gloucester Cathedral acrylic painting by conservation artist Janice Lyall.

Fields of Gold

Fields of Gold

If I let my imagination wander.......why not? Gloucester Cathedral painting in acrylic by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Casting Shadows Gloucester Cathedral

Casting Shadows Gloucester Cathedral

A Gloucester Cathedral mixed media painting by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Abstracting over Rooftops of Gloucester

Abstracting over Rooftops of Gloucester

A simplified abstraction over the rooftops from Gloucester Cross to Gloucester Cathedral. Can you work out what the green tower is in the foreground? A Gloucester Cathedral acrylic painting by Janice Lyall

Gloucester Cathedral Early Morning Frost

Gloucester Cathedral Early Morning Frost

Who doesn't like huffing to see their breath on such a cold, crisp morning? Gloucester Cathedral Acrylic painting by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Festival Time Gloucester Cathedral

Festival Time Gloucester Cathedral

The Gloucester Festivals have always been full of colour. I wonder how many Gloucester Cathedral has seen through the centuries? A Gloucester Cathedral mixed media painting by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Gloucester Cathedral at Night

Gloucester Cathedral at Night

Everyone may have gone home for the day, but the Cathedral still seems full. Perhaps its the warmth emanating from the stones? Perhaps its the watchful eyes of the gargoyles? Gloucester Cathedral painting in acrylic by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Gloucester Cathedral Weightless

Gloucester Cathedral Weightless

How did the original architects come up with the elegant designs which bear so much weight of heavy stone? How many tons and at what height? Seemingly airy and weightless, but just think of what is actually above you and how it is supported. Gloucester Cathedral painting in watercolour by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Gloucester Cathedral at Dusk

Gloucester Cathedral at Dusk

Dusk on a still night can bring a quiet mysterious feeling. The time for shadows to skip and dance. Gloucester Cathedral painting in watercolour and ink by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Gloucester Cathedral in Cold Rain

Gloucester Cathedral in Cold Rain

Whatever the weather, Gloucester Cathedral looks spectacular. Gloucester Cathedral painting in watercolour by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Gloucester Cathedral Timeless

Gloucester Cathedral Timeless

Abstracted by taking a few modern buildings away and adding a few tweeks here and there. Enjoy. Gloucester Cathedral painting in acrylic by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Fields of Dreams

Fields of Dreams

From a distance, moonlight picks out Gloucester Cathedral, so it seems as if its just fields that lead all the way to the walls. Gloucester Cathedral painting in mixed media by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Gloucester Cathedral Quire

Gloucester Cathedral Quire

Imagine the start of term when young, high pitched voices sing out for their very first time, whilst the older, deeper voices resonate from behind them! Gloucester Cathedral painting in watercolour by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Gloucester Cathedral the Crypt

Gloucester Cathedral the Crypt

When I am wandering around the heavy flagstones, I often forget there is the crypt below me. Gloucester Cathedral painting in watercolour by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Gloucester Cathedral the Crypt 2

Gloucester Cathedral the Crypt 2

At one time, the crypts provided much income to the Cathedral, as people were accustomed to pay for prayers to reduce relative time in purgatory. Gloucester Cathedral painting in watercolour and ink by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Gloucester Cathedral from Pitt Street

Gloucester Cathedral from Pitt Street

A colourful abstraction of the view of Gloucester Cathedral from the corner of Pitt Street and Hare Lane. Gloucester Cathedral painting in mixed media by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Gloucester Cathedral the Lavatorium

Gloucester Cathedral the Lavatorium

This part of the cloisters was used by the Benedictine monks for washing. Did the water freeze in winter, or was it heated? Gloucester Cathedral painting of the lavatorium (cloisters north walk) in watercolour by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Gloucester Cathedral the Lady Chapel

Gloucester Cathedral the Lady Chapel

Who sat in the small gallery looking down on a full congregation? Did they sing without music? Probably not, as there is a side chapel devoted to past organists. Gloucester Cathedral painting of the Lady Chapel in watercolour by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Gloucester Cathedral in the Rain

Gloucester Cathedral in the Rain

Sometimes it is splattering with rain outside when I visit. Gloucester Cathedral painting in watercolour by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Gloucester Cathedral Midday

Gloucester Cathedral Midday

A fabulous place to eat lunch, with so much to see. So many windows and doors. There is something different to notice every day. A Gloucester Cathedral acrylic painting by conservation artist Janice Lyall.

Gloucester Cathedral South Porch

Gloucester Cathedral South Porch

Gloucester Cathedral South Porch Entrance is very inviting and there are always smiling volunteers inside to welcome visitors from all backgrounds and to provide a wealth of fascinating information. It's very much a cathedral for all people. Gloucester Cathedral painting in watercolour by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Gloucester Cathedral Spring

Gloucester Cathedral Spring

Spring, the colours of yellow, purple and green. Gloucester Cathedral painting in watercolour by conservation artist Janice Lyall

The Lights are on Gloucester Cathedral

The Lights are on Gloucester Cathedral

It always grabs my attention when passing Gloucester Cathedral with its lights on inside. That's when the windows are lit up from the inside and I peer hard to seek out the stained glass images. A Gloucester Cathedral mixed media painting by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Gloucester Cloisters South Walk

Gloucester Cloisters South Walk

The carells where the monks scribed closest to the daylight whilst the novices sat behind waiting to fetch and carry. Did it sound scratchy? Did the monks hum or was there complete silence? Gloucester Cathedral painting of the cloisters (South Walk) in watercolour by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Gloucester Cathedral the spider spans

Gloucester Cathedral the spider spans

The intricate support mechanisms never cease to amaze me. Look up to the ceilings and count how many different styles there are. Can you see why some are called spider spans? Oh dear, my drawing might not be that accurate. Best to go and visit, take binoculars and use a mirror. Gloucester Cathedral painting in watercolour by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Gloucester Cathedral the original sketch

Gloucester Cathedral the original sketch

I used this sketch many times over, as in the exhibition 'One Sketch, many possibilities'. Gloucester Cathedral original watercolour sketch by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Gloucester Cathedral outline structure

Gloucester Cathedral outline structure

Initial, simplified outline structure painting of Gloucester Cathedral, used as the basis for further paintings. Gloucester Cathedral watercolour painting by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Gloucester Cathedral Warm/Cool

Gloucester Cathedral Warm/Cool

Gloucester Cathedral painting in watercolour by conservation artist Janice Lyall