September 30 Day Painting Challenge – Day 29

Hi Everyone!

DAY 29 of the 30 day Painting Challenge! ONLY ONE DAY TO GO….YAAAAYYYYYYY!!!!!! ­čśÇ

I am SOOOO HAPPY! ┬áI can’t believe it is almost over!

Today we have come to a place in the Welsh countryside, in a valley.

We are visiting:  VALLE CRUCIS ABBEY

 

VALLE CRUCIS ABBEY ┬ęCindy Williams

VALLE CRUCIS ABBEY
10×8″
Acrylic Painting
┬ęCindy Williams

 

It is so very peaceful here and just at the beginning of HorseShoe Pass in Wales.

Valle Crucis Abbey was the home of Cistercian Monks, and has been around since 1201.

It’s one of the best preserved abbeys in Wales.

 

The abbey is not very far from Llangollen, Wales.

CLICK HERE to find out a bit more about the abbey.

CHECK OUT SOME GREAT PHOTOS OF VALLE CRUCIS ABBEY

I hope you enjoyed this tour of Valle Crucis Abbey.

Thanks for visiting my blog, please SHARE and TWEET if you liked it!

See you tomorrow when we head home, last day of the tour.

Cindy

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September 30 Day Painting Challenge – Day 28

Hi Everyone!
Day 28 of the 30-day painting challenge… Woo! ­čśÇ

I decided to do today’s painting in Acrylic. Well, I took the plunge in Watercolor and now mixing it up with Acrylic! And it all started with pastels… haha… I don’t know if I will go back to pastels after this challenge. I will have to see, I may, because I am confident with pastels. I do my portraits with pastels. But I have had a lot of fun using other mediums.

Today We are visiting St. Winefred’s Well.

St. Winefred’s Well
12×10″
Acrylic Painting
┬ęCindy Williams

St. Winefred's Well ┬ęCindy Williams

St. Winefred’s Well
12×10″
Acrylic painting
┬ęCindy Williams

St. Winefred’s Well is located at HOLYWELL in North Wales. We stayed about 5 miles away. This is the reason that I wanted to visit North Wales, was St. Winefred’s Well.

It is a place of Pilgrimage. Even Richard I in 1189 came to the well! In the visitor centre, they have an exhibition and there are loads of crutches that people have left behind after visiting the well.

People come here for healing. The admission price is only 80p (about $1.30 U.S.)

They have a little pump on the wall at the pool area and you can fill a container with holy water. I saw a man who couldn’t walk without a cane and he went over and was drinking holy water. It is a lovely place and a very sad place. There are people who just visit as a tourist and people who really need healing and visit hoping and having faith that the water will heal them. Sometimes I felt in awe and sometimes I felt very sad.

It’s a very peaceful place and if I needed healing, I would probably make the trek too, it is a very spiritual place.

After this challenge is over, I am going to go back over all my material and maybe make my own challenge, and go deeper into my subject. I have loads of photos to work from when we went to Wales and I hope to paint some of my journeys.

Here is a video about St. Winefred’s Well:

Some sites to check out:

St. Winefred’s Well

http://www.castlewales.com/winifred.html

Some Great Images of St. Winefred’s Well

Thanks for visiting, I appreciate all my visitors ­čÖé

See you tomorrow!

Cindy

September 30 Day Painting Challenge – Day 27

Hi Everyone!

Today is Day 27 of the 30 day painting challenge. WE ARE 90% FINISHED! YAY!!!

We are winding down, getting close to the finish line! Only 3 days to go now…

Today we are at Rhuddlan Castle.

Here is my painting for today:

Rhuddlan Castle

5×7″

Acrylic Painting

┬ęCindy Williams

Rhuddlan Castle ┬ęCindy Williams

Rhuddlan Castle
5×7″
Acrylic Painting
┬ęCindy Williams

 

At the time we visited here, it was winter so we only were able to see the outside of this castle because it was closed to visitors.

 

But we got some photos of it. We didnt have time to go this time when we went to Wales but I painted it from an older photo.

This was fun because I used molding paste to build up the castle, and then painted it with acrylic.

Here are some sites:

RHUDDLAN CASTLE

ABOUT RHUDDLAN CASTLE

SOME GREAT IMAGES OF RHUDDLAN CASTLE

I hope you enjoyed today’s post, not long to go now…

Thanks for visiting, and could you please LIKE and SHARE this post?

THANK YOU and see you tomorrow!

Cindy