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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
Carles Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very delicate. I love the research and references you always put into your pieces.
melonria Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011

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! ♥
AngelsShadow96 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
the birds are beautiful
Pixie-Wildflower Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Just awesome!
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!
pippinart Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is so beautiful I love her face x
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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