Tintern Abbey Watercolour
This is an original watercolour painting, painted by artist Charles L W Minty.
Charles is very happy to discuss original commissions and will create beautiful works of art in pencil or watercolour according to your exact wishes – please contact me on 07593972340 or [email protected]
A bit about the history of Tintern Abbey…
Tintern was founded on 9 May 1131. It is situated adjacent to the village of Tintern in Monmouthshire, on the Welsh bank of the River Wye, which at this location forms the border between Monmouthshire in Wales and Gloucestershire in England. The abbey fell into ruin after the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th century.
Evidence of the growth of interest in Tintern Abbey and the visitors attracted to it is provided by the number of painters who arrived to record aspects of the site. Works by famous artists are exhibited at the Tate and the British Museum, depicting details of Tintern Abbey’s stonework and watercolours have been used since the 19th Century by various artists not only to detail the state of decay, but also using the quality of light to emphasise it.
Different light effects appear in the work of other painters, such as the sunsets by Samuel Palmer and Benjamin Williams Leader, and the colour study by Turner in which the distant building appears as a “dark shape at the centre” beneath slanting sunlight.