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Celtic cross design - an original painting

By HobbitDave
This is an original design painted by me in the 1990s for a book titled ‘Celtic Connections, The Ancient Celts, their Tradition and Living Legacy’, which I wrote and illustrated for the publishers Cassell, and which had two print runs. The book still appears on Amazon and eBay despite being out of print for quite a few years.

Celtic designs are very timeless, and can be useful for assisting meditation and healing.
The design is painted in gouache and acrylic paints, with the black outlines in Chinese ink. They take a long time to complete but are very satisfying to create from scratch, starting with compasses and a soft pencil.

Was sorting some books out tonight and came across a large A3 folder with a number of these original paintings in from about 25 years ago. Where does time go, or in reality does it exist at all? 🌟

Thanks for looking, hope you may like this.

Tags: Painting General Celtic Original Celtic cross Acrylic Celtic art gouache

Voters: debu, LynneJoyce, FrancisChiles and 25 more


LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 101 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2020 12:41AM
Very impressive. Well done you.

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taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
15 Feb 2020 1:36AM
A very complicated design--must have taken you ages to paint---and it is so lovely!
cbrundage 6 4 United States
15 Feb 2020 1:43AM
Your designs were gorgeous, Dave! I miss the magazine - it had so much information and art. I didn't want to embarrass you by putting links to all your books but a number of them are still available and they are gems.
15 Feb 2020 3:06AM
Magnificent detailed creation Dave , you must be a very patient person.
15 Feb 2020 8:24AM
A fabulous piece of work, Dave you are a true artist. Fabulous!


P.S. And many thanks indeed for your much appreciated award today.
15 Feb 2020 8:37AM
All the above and more Dave, you obviously have many strings to your bow. Time, now that's a whole new discussion!
15 Feb 2020 9:04AM
Beautiful Dave, excellent work,
Joline Plus
13 30 56 United States
15 Feb 2020 12:59PM
Most impressive. Thanks for sharing. I hope we see more of them.
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2020 1:04PM
A beautiful piece of work with a complicated design
Excellent work
Beautiful design and clever. Time goes quicker as you get older I find. Debs
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 14 England
15 Feb 2020 3:16PM
A very beautiful piece of work, Dave, and I can imagine it would have taken many hours to create this 👍
Trev 😀
Wow you are talented well done Dave!

Deb 😊
16 Feb 2020 4:30PM
This is really beautiful Dave and also very interesting, thank you for sharing,
my award tomorrow 🏆😃

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Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2020 9:41PM
Beautiful image, stunning art...
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