Our village of Great Gransden has recently had its windmill restored and its sails put back in place after a few years. Wow, they make a difference! Before it was an odd shaped mill on a post. Now with the sails in place people stop and take pictures and admire it.
It's also quite a poignant image as there is an old legend from the 1860's that when it was a working mill the sales simply stopped turning. No matter what repairs where made to it.
The story goes that a copy of The Infidel's Bible, a black magic book, was accidentally left in the mill and forgotten about. Within days the mill stopped working, and for three years no-one could figure out why. After that time, the book was rediscovered, chucked out of the mill and burnt - almost immediately, the mill started turning once more.
Fable or not, the sails speak to me of the wind of the Spirit flowing through this blessed land that I live in and speak to me of revival and outpouring of the Spirit, like a river.
This painting is created using acrylic paint and spray paint. It's heavily textured with paint scratched to create the shape of trees and windmill.
The painting measures approx 80cm by 80cm and is painted on a wooden board in the shape of a thin edged canvas.