Saturday, 28 January 2012

Five things which are important to Liz Steel

Architecture, her religious belief and a cup of tea!


I love this card because it tells me it's been painted by Liz Steel - even if I didn't recognise her very characteristic sketching.

There are three things which are important to Liz Steel.

Liz loves sketching architecture (see Sketching Architecture).  This is the church of St Francis of Assisi in the Paddington area of Sydney.  (The link in the name tells the interesting story of the architecture of this church - just in case Liz doesn't already know it.)
Not a very Australian subject...  Most parish churches in Sydney are simplified English Gothic...so of course the dramatic morning shadow of the main arch caught my eye.
Liz's religious belief is very important to her - and I regard the church as symbolic of that

Liz also believes in the vital importance of a cup of tea - I do love the fact that her cups of tea appear all the time in her sketches and now I've got one of my own!
Finished the card off with a cup of tea - Taylors of Harrogate Earl Grey in a Royal Albert Regency Blue cup + using a surprise gift teapot from Cris in Malaga Spain who I met in Lisbon
Actually - make that four things most important to Liz Steel.  Sketching with friends is also high on her list of very important activities - and it's nice to see this also reflected in her card.  Lisbon was the venue for the 2nd Urban Sketchers Symposium and the link goes to all Liz' posts about sketching in that city.

Borromini looks after this sketch - as per usual

I also loved the Borromini Bear stamp on the rear!  As if any sketch by Liz could be produced without his presence! :)

Duh!  Make that five things which are important to Liz Steel - architecture, her religious belief, a cup of tea, sketching with friends and little Borromini - who's a very well travelled little bear!

PS  Now I've got it I want to know what Liz used for her postcard.  It looks like the ideal surface and weight for painting postcards.

8 comments:

Robyn Sinclair said...

Charming sketch, as usual from Liz and I love the perspective on the cup and teapot. Perhaps Liz should look at starting her own tea shoppe which would, of course, be a sketch gallery as well. :)

Katherine Tyrrell said...

What a fabulous idea!

Desiree said...

Another wonderfully full card from Liz! She can capture a scene so quickly with that pen of hers , then some carefully pl,aced paint and she has another wonderful piece with her story! Great job,but I love mine and will post it soon.

La Table De Nana said...

So lovely!

Bridget Hunter said...

I wish I could capture buildings with personalitiy the way Liz does.

vivien said...

Quintessentially Liz! lovely

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

What a beautiul composition Liz...love it!
Ronelle

Pat said...

Liz you are the best and Katherine's excellent post just says it all. Another beautiful masterpiece.

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