A Strange Place

9 Jan

exterior gellionen

Husb and I went to chapel last Sunday. Yes, that’s right, not something we would ever normally do. we went to see the Ystradgynlais Mari Lwyd at the Gellionen Unitarian chapel up on Gellionen Mountain. It was freezing cold but very sunny so I strolled out into the landscape and had a scribble into my A4 brown paper sketchbook with conté crayons in white, sanguine and black. There was a fantastic view that stretched down the mountains all the way to a glimpse of Swansea Bay with Mumbles in the background.


exterior gellionen 2


The chapel is very old, dating from 1692 and is close to the sight of a much older Celtic church, Llan Eithrim. It’s set in a hollow surrounded by trees in a very atmospheric setting.


4 Responses to “A Strange Place”

  1. Sharon Mann January 10, 2018 at 15:02 #

    I love your sketches on the brown paper. The paper adds another element of depth.

    • Rosie Scribblah January 11, 2018 at 00:36 #

      It does, Sharon. I find it quite hard to draw on top of white paper now 😀

  2. alethakuschan January 10, 2018 at 04:14 #

    the little church looks lonely

    • Rosie Scribblah January 10, 2018 at 05:32 #

      It is. There are no other buildings for miles, just mountain

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