Thursday, 24 April 2014
Thursday, 17 April 2014
Monday, 14 April 2014
St. Thomas Mount is a small hill near the Chennai Airport. There is a small church called the Church of Our Lady of Expectations on top of this hill. But it is more popularly known as Mount St. Thomas Church. It was built in 1523 A.D. by the Portuguese over the spot where St. Thomas was believed to have been killed in 72 A. D. My sketch shows a tall pillar with a cross mounted over it which is a relatively recent feature of many South Indian churches.
Friday, 11 April 2014
St. Thomas Mount is a small hill close to the Chennai Airport. it takes it's name from St. Thomas who is belived to have been killed on top of the hill in 72 AD (or CE as it is now referred to). A church was built by the Portuguese at that spot in 1523 AD. it is known as the Church of Our Lady of Expectations but is more popularly known as Mount St. Thomas Church. I was there with my sketching group a few weeks ago and sketched this on location with a gel pen and then added the colour at home.
Saturday, 5 April 2014
This is last of the three sketches from my visit to Sri Ramakrishna Math, Mylapore, in Chennai. It shows the entrance steps leading to the Sri Ramakrishna Math/Mutt Universal Temple. I sketched this in my pocket sketchbook with a ball point pen and added the colour washes a week later. The sketch is 5.5" x 7".