Historical Trip to Sligo Abbey
We recently visited Sligo Abbey for a historical tour of the site. We saw the great wealth of carvings including Gothic and Renaissance tomb sculpture, well preserved cloisters and the only sculptured 15th Century high altar to survive in any Irish monastic church. We did some drawings of the engravings and the structure of the abbey while we were there.
We’re really enjoying our artwork this year. In Oct/Nov we’re exploring painting and we’ve been learning to mix paints to create different tones & tints. We’re focusing on the great artist Georgia O Keeffe at present and we’ve been creating monotone paintings on nature. While focusing on drawing in Sep/Oct, we were inspired by the great artists including Rembrandt, El Greco and Picasso.