Blueprints II: Byland Abbey
The magnificent West Front of Byland Abbey in Yorkshire; the half-moon of its huge rose window used to be filled with a delicate tracery of stone finials and glass, but the remaining dish of its stone rim is just as impressive, and does a good job of showing how monumental these abbeys were.
This miniature really challenged me; I went though a few sheets of 23ct gold leaf trying to get it right! This is the second in my ‘Blueprints’ series, the first being of Howden Minster.
Acrylic and 23ct Gold Leaf on Board
6 x 6cm