Monday, June 27, 2011

'The Abbey"

My ancestral home is Somerset England (we have traced my father's family to the mid 1300's in Somerset).  I have always been obsessed with one day visiting there, and as such spend hours researching, reading, and gazing at photo's!  My hubby calls it archair traveling, but for now it has to be enough.  Maybe someday.

At any rate, while doing just that, I found (again) some photo's and stories about Glastonbury Abbey.  These ruins are the site of the oldest known Christian church in the world, and by all accounts it is a peaceful, beautiful and restful place.  It has always haunted me.  I decided to try to paint it, and this is the result.  I liked it, and thought it might sell.  Little did I know, before I even had it off the easel and properly listed I would sell it.  Within hours of posting that it was finished, it had been bought and paid for!  Apparently someone else feels the magic that this place holds, as strongly as I do. 

So, I can say that I will have prints available of this one, but the original will be gone to it's forever home as soon as it is dry enough to safely ship.

I have also decided to use this one for one of this year's Christmas Cards, from The Painted Ladys Place!  Here is a sneak preview of the card -

Let me know what you think!

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