202 - LOURDES GROTTO, ST WILFRID'S CHURCH, BLYTH - DAVE EDWARDS - INK - 1997 by BLYTHART

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202 - LOURDES GROTTO, ST WILFRID'S CHURCH, BLYTH - DAVE EDWARDS - INK - 1997 by 


THIS IS NOT A NEW DRAWING

FEATURED BY ART AND INK SO FREE GROUP – 1st May 2011

This is fourteen years old, but I am building up a collection on Redbubble of ink drawings, so I dug this one from my older work to upload.

I am Christian, although not Roman Catholic, but I pass this grotto a few times each week and I love the sense of hope that it imparts, as Bernadette kneels in front of the vision of Jesus’ mother Mary.

The Grotto stands in the grounds of St. Wilfrid’s R.C. Church, Waterloo Road, Blyth, Northumberland.

The grotto was built at the suggestion of my friend the late Bobby Wheaton, a dedicated member of the church and a regular visitor to Lourdes.

I am a retired man who enjoys expressing himself in pencils and paints. I have had two solo exhibitions in my home town and I love Redbubble. I get as much pleasure from viewing the works of other artists as from creating my own.

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  • highbeam
    highbeamalmost 4 years ago

    I like the ink work here… it shows a varied degree of detailing and the manner in which you accomplished it is striking. Even for an older work, as you said it is, it is marvelous for all you’ve done. Great job BLYTHART.

  • Thanks Russell. I’d better add it to my Ink Collection

    – BLYTHART

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanalmost 4 years ago

    wow…. i have tried pen and ink with a dip pen! and i know how hard it is… one little mistake, and you have to figure out how to fix it, or start over!!! This is fabulous, my friend!! such talent!!! hugs, my friend!

  • Thanks Barb. This was one of those I sold prints of locally. As it was mainly the Catholics buying it I ended up giving them a batch of prints to sell for their church funds. This comment of yours just about sums it all up – “one little mistake, and you have to figure out how to fix it, or start over.”

    Some of my pen and inks totalled twelve hours work. I made a mistake on one, so I put a piece of identical card beneath the drawing, cut a square out with a razor and sellotaped the fresh square from the back, then continued. It can beeseen if you look at the drawing closely, but the print showed no signs of it and I sold lots of copies – phew. I can’t remember which drawing it was in fact.

    – BLYTHART

  • LordTemplar
    LordTemplaralmost 4 years ago

    Excellent work Dave. I really like it. Let’s keep those dip pens a workin’.

    By the way, I like your new photo. You look nice and happy—not so gruff.

  • Hi Chris – yeah – I ditched the Billy Goat Gruff image :) No dip pens here I assure you – Rotring Isographs.

    My wife bought me a boxed set of three Faber-Castell pens for my birthday last month, so I am using them for my next drawing – another Alice in Wonderland one.

    I just thought I’d slip in a free advert for my next picture :)

    – BLYTHART

  • sweeny
    sweenyalmost 4 years ago

    Great work Dave :-)))R

  • Thanks Ray.

    – BLYTHART

  • Catherine Berger
    Catherine Bergeralmost 4 years ago

    Lovely detail work!

  • Thanks Catherine.

    – BLYTHART

  • GEORGE SANDERSON
    GEORGE SANDERSONalmost 4 years ago

    Superb, Dave !
    the detail is fantastic
    I have passed this many times. My wife is off to Lourdes, tomorrow morning on her 4th visit .

  • Thanks … I’ll Bubblemail you ….

    – BLYTHART

  • Woodie
    Woodiealmost 4 years ago

    Great ink work Dave,
    My wife used to take my sonto Lourdes every year with a group from Jarrow.
    Cheers Neil

  • Loui  Jover
    Loui Joveralmost 4 years ago

    great ink work

  • Albert
    Albertalmost 4 years ago

    Nice one :-)

  • © Bob Hall
    © Bob Hallalmost 4 years ago

    New drawing or not, this is a well-detailed composition, Dave … love!!!

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