Glasgow Cathedral Art Prints Glasgow Cathedral art has been created by me a couple of times and you can read my thoughts …
Since around 2007 I have painted Cityscapes and Glasgow landmarks and icons. These have typically been quite large scale paintings at around three feet square. It was an interesting change to paint Glasgow scenes including this Finnieston Crane art on a smal eight inch square box canvas.
Paintings of the Duke Of Wellington may not seem the obvious thing to create artwork from but all it took was a traffic cone on a statue outside the GoMA in Royal Exchange Square in Glasgow to turn this sculpture into n iconic Glasgow landmark. He illustrates typical Glasgow humour and Glaswegians and visitors to the City alike are disappointed when his “hat” is missing”
Glasgow’s Duke of Wellington statue complete with his traffic cone hat has become an icon of the City. Guarding the Gallery Of Modern Art in Royal Exchange square, for me, he sums up all that is great about Glasgow humour and I feel th eperiodic need to paint him.
Despite Living in or near Glasgow for many years, I had never visited Glasgow Cathedral until 2009.
Having lived directly on the Clyde for a few years, I really grew to love this view. It was industrial and dramatic and the showstopper was when the Waverley paddlesteammer would sail past my window on it’s way down the Clyde”.
The Duke Of Wellington has become a part of Glasgow Iconography and tourists love him. I love him too. I think that his traffic cone hat sums up the good natured part of Glaswegians, the humour and lets you know that this City although not perfect, really does have a heart – a great big funny one at that.
Looking at this drawing now, I think I was more adept with a simple pencil than I realised and i don’t know if I would have the patience a quarter of a century later to draw this way.
The Tollbooth Steeple in Glasgow City Centre borders the Merchant City area of Glasgow and is a historical remnant which seems to have lodged itself in the middle of two main roads. This painting was created in quite broad brush strokes and in a fast painting manner which is quite unusual for a Joe Hendry original.