I have long been a fan of Friedrich, and noticed the abbey right away in the thumbnail. Great interpretation and presentation. I am guessing you know the original painting you used as inspiration was destroyed by fire (during WWII, if I am not mistaken). I bet it would have been magnificent to see in person. Your painting captures the mood perfectly, and the attention to tree limbs and texture is impressive as hell. Spectacular, man!
The first thing I thought of was Friedrich when I saw this, even before I saw the caption. His "Cemetery Church in the Snow" is one of my favorites, and you evoke all of its key elements with this work.
Beautiful picture! Unfortunately I have a confession to make... I have inadvertently used this image as a background for a portait I have recently drawn. I found the image on Google and didn't know that it had come from dA. A member alerted to me to the fact so here I am now writing to you... Here is a link to my drawing - [link] Please could I have your permission to keep it on the site? I have no intention of making any profit from the drawing, only to display it for others to see. I'll also add a link to your image to give you proper credit.
I do, in fact I love it! All of your works are breath taking. The amount of detail you can put into one piece alone, the folds in the robes, the bark of the trees, goodness all of it just beautiful, and the fog on top of most of it. Wow, you concept artists really blow my mind more than any other really.