Friday, 23 December 2011

Number 17


The Advent window unveiled on 17th December, as part of Saltaire's Living Advent Calendar, showed this delightful and masterly painting of Saltaire's historic United Reformed Church, in the snow.  Perhaps it was inspired by last year at this time, when it looked quite like this!  I think I'm right in saying that it was painted by one of Saltaire's resident artists, David Starley, whose bold oil paintings of local scenes I have mentioned before.  Isn't it wonderful how much effort our artistic community puts into these windows?  Each one must take hours of thought and work, each one is a little gem - and all for a brief 'exhibition' through until January 5th.

13 comments:

  1. What a lovely selection of Christmas posts Jenny. This one is somehow especially moving for me.

    Season's Greetings

    Chrissy at Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave

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  2. Really beautyful! I hope the one who owns the window will keep the painting all the year long..

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  3. Enjoyed this, Jenny! Have a merry Christmas.

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  4. Very nice; looking out looking in. Jim

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  5. This is absolutely beautiful Jenny! How fortunate you have so much talent in you community.
    May you have a
    Blessed and Happy Christmas-Time xx

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  6. I'm a bit envious of your charming community with its choir and these lovely Advent windows! Have a wonderful Christmas, jennyfreckles! And many thanks for my daily trips to Yorkshire!

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  7. That is amazingly beautiful. I would never ever want to wash that away from my window! ~Lili

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  8. Isn't that lovely? I've enjoyed all of these!

    Merry Christmas, jenny! Enjoy the weekend, the holiday and that new granddaughter. :)

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  9. What a beautiful Advent painting.
    Have a blessed Christmas!

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  10. Have a wonderful Christmas, Jenny Freckles!

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