Monday, 20 December 2010

in the bleak midwinter soul painting



Decided to have a go at combining one of my paintings with some digital elements. I read a Poem a Day and todays poem was In the Bleak Midwinter by Christina Rossetti...here are some verses from it..its such a beautiful poem especially for the winter....

In the bleak midwinter
Frosty wind made moan
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter
Long ago.

Angels and archangels
May have gathered there,
Cherubim and seraphim
Thronged the air;
But His mother only,
In her maiden bliss,
Worshipped the Beloved
With a kiss.

18 comments:

Lottie said...

This is truly amazing - and so representative of winter.

You are brilliant at these drawings and paintins - I am truly in awe

She said...

So Beautiful, thank you.

Joyce said...

This poem is used as a CHristmas carol in Dan Fogelbergs Christmas album. It makes for a beautiful carol. You artwork is lovely as always.

Kristin said...

Beautiful my friend! Wonderful work (and happy holidays) Kristin xo

Sandy said...

Oh wow this is so beautiful Lorraine. Amazing drawing. Love it.

Lynn Stevens said...

Your painting is beautiful Lorraine as is the poem!
Have a Wonderful Christmas!

Hermine said...

fantastic!

Jan said...

Gorgeous!

dosfishes said...

Nice work Lorraine, the purple gives it that frosty feel. Thanks for sharing the great poem. xox Corrine

Oxana said...

AMAZING!!!!
Have a wonderful Christmas!
Hugs
Oxana

Sid said...

Lovely work Lorraine !!

Donna said...

Hi Lorraine, I LOVE that poem and I love the painting even more. How beautiful! She's just lovely..I especially love the colors and her serene lines...perfect winter feeling. :o)

xo
Donna @ Comin' Home

PS. I just came to drop by and tell you Merry Christmas and thank you for your kind comment. :o)

Minxy said...

Oh been a while since i've hopped over, sorry, hope your well, Loving your soul art, very beautiful...
Wishing you a very Happy Christmas
hugs Minxy

Sam said...

Stunning work! Wishing you a very happy xmas and new year with bright blessings to you and yours x

Martina2801 said...

Beautiful painting! So fantastic!

Merry Christmas Dear Lorraine!
I hope you´ll have a wonderful and peaceful holiday filled with love and joy.

Big hugs
MARTINA oxo

Becca said...

I just discovered your blog and became a follower. I love your collage work! I take lots of photos, but I do enjoy collage and other crafts. I really hope to concentrate more on that this next year. I will be by here again for inspiration! Thank you! Hope you had a lovely Christmas!

Mariska said...

Wow, really beautiful! You can draw really well!

Linda said...

Such soft and delicate colours...I love this Lorraine.