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Angel at Glastonbury Abbey by jasminetoad Angel at Glastonbury Abbey by jasminetoad
I recently had an art show in Glastonbury, England (Avalon!) and returned very inspired! One place I visited (twice!) was the ruin of Glastonbury Abbey - the abbey has been rebuilt and destroyed several times over since the 7th century and now stands as beautiful ruins. This is a painting of an angel (in a classic medieval Angel pose) in front of the Abbey ruins -and I've given a nod to St. Michael's tower on the Tor in an imaginary geography version of the layout (you can't really see it from this angle of the ruins, but I thought it'd be kinda of an idealized view of the city). The birds are English Robins - which I learned about after seeing them pictured all over the UK - they are quite different birds than our USA Robins, little and chubby, and are harbingers of Winter rather than our Spring. So I thought it'd be appropriate since this will be kinda of a wintry painting. The fruits & flowers she is holding are the holy thorn of Glastonbury (a type of hawthorn that grows only there). My own original acrylic painting. ©Jasmine Becket-Griffith - prints are available at [link] and [link]
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lesleyhferguson Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
so sweet x
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Carles Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very delicate. I love the research and references you always put into your pieces.
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melonria Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Student General Artist

Ah my, absolutely gorgeous!
I really like what you base your pictures off of; the stories and ideas are all so interesting, and you represent them very well too!
I really love the birds in this picture, and the golden colour of the girl's clothing is really pretty! ♥
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AngelsShadow96 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
the birds are beautiful
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Pixie-Wildflower Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Just awesome!
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magur Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
She's so pale! It's beautiful!
The background looks also stunning.. its atmosphere is kinda heaven-like and calm. Very beautifully drawn!
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pippinart Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is so beautiful I love her face x
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KitakLaw Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This looks really nice - the colours are softer and lighter than what I usually see in your artwork, but it adds a nice ethereal (and yes, wintry) quality to the piece.
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