Gwenhwyfar by somerset


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Added: Apr 10, 2004
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Gwenhwyfar (white spirit) at Ynys-Witrin (Isle of Glass)Glastonbury in Somerset, the supposed site of the legendary Avalon!

Don't let the tears rust your shining heart!

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Guest's picture

Dear James,
Someone told me that in a past life I was Gwenhwyfar.. I got curious and searched on the internet for paintings or so of her..
This way I found your painting/drawing.
It is amazing to see how much this picture looks like me!!
Can you tell me which painting you have used as an inspiration for this piece of art?
my emailaddress is
I would be very happy to see your reply.
Best regards,
Martine Appelman

somerset's picture

Thank you dear Guest, sorry for the confusion perhaps I followed the photo ref too closely....still learning you see Smile

Guest's picture

i love your pictures but in this her right eye is really confusing me, it looks so dull

somerset's picture

Thank you, Marc, it's a real pleasure to be complimented by such a fine Artist!

Guest's picture

Wonderful Pencil work James! Nice soft feel to it.Your an amazingly talented artist James!

somerset's picture

Thank you, Uwe, it is always a pleasure to hear from you my friend!

j-art's picture

so soft - so much expression - soo unbelivable well drawn - yes the master of colored pencil did it again - another fabulous work from you, congrats!!!

somerset's picture

Thank you very much for the compliments, Rita! the paper is violet tinted heavy catridge, sorta gives the drawing that nice soft feeling....then again it might be my amazing photography!lol!...NOT!

rita's picture

She is a beauty! Her hair is just beautiful painted! What paper do you use?

somerset's picture

Yes , Jessica! these stories and legends run deep within me, I'll quite happilly let the passion bleed me dry! more to come, oh yes, nothing surer! I see the same love and commitment in your work....keep on keeping on Jess!

Guest's picture

love the unity of color palette and soft lighting in this one - some of my favorite colors, and one of my favorite stories. dare I hope more arthurian illustrations are coming? please say yes.

somerset's picture

Ho ho, a chance to go shopping for frames, thank you, Christine! I'm so excited! this one is A2 (420 x 594mm)...mmm I'd better get the cloth out and clean that wall!

griffingirl's picture

Yay, James! Another lovely piece! How big is this?? Oh, and btw, I FINALLY got your trade off in the post, thanks to the hubby...I plumb forgot! I'm such a boob...

somerset's picture

Hey, Marley! thanks for dropping in, I'm glad you like!

somerset's picture

Thank you, Sean! always a pleasure, my son!

thrax-1's picture

most impressive james,i like the subtle shading you put in to your characters facial features.she has lovely hair also!.

pageaxe's picture

Beautiful work my friend!

somerset's picture

G'night, Tiffany! LOL!

somerset's picture

Thank you Bob, oops I mean Tiffany!lol! man, I'm glad I'm not the only one who's made that mistake! glad you like the pic!

smbcabjnp's picture

Hmm... just noticed I wrote Patrick there when i obviously meant James. Must get more seep! Sorry James!

smbcabjnp's picture

Beautiful Patrick! I love the way her hair curls around her shoulder. Very lovely!

somerset's picture

Thank you Kristina! I find working with pencils very relaxing, specially with a nice bit of music in the background and a bag of liquorice allsorts!

somerset's picture

Watercolour pencils actually, Marjolein! lots of cross-hatching and being on coloured paper does give the drawing that nice soft effect, the shiny bits in the eyes and on the marble wall I achieved by licking the end of the white pencil! yuk! thank you so much I'm glad you like it!

disneylover's picture

Did you only use colored pencil?? of also other mediums?
Great picture!!

nagini's picture

It's beautiful and amazing as always^^ I love these soft colors. You're able to handle colored pencils just great!

Art at its best.