Here are some paintings done during a stay last week in the village of Heiligenblut in Kärnten, Austria
First here is a watercolour of the church build on the hillside. The Gothic pilgrimage church of Saint Vinzenz, with its needle spire, was built between 1460-1491 and contains a relic of Christ’s Holy Blood. According to legend the relic, which is kept in a sacrament house, was brought here in 914 from Constantinople by the Danish knight Briccius. On his way home he was buried by an avalanche and his corpse was found where three ears of wheat broke through the snow. The church also houses a late-Gothic winged altarpiece from 1520, and a crypt and tomb containing the remains of Briccius.
Next a quick sketch done in watercolour pencils showing Großglockner, the highest mountain in Austria.
My name is Jon Webster, I am a self taught artist who works mainly in watercolours..
I paint a variety of subjects – landscapes from around Cheshire where I live as well as scenes from my travels around the world.
© Jon Webster 2011