Saturday, June 20, 2015

Angel Among Us - Original Mixed Media Canvas

Hi everyone!  I'm back with a new canvas.  I've been away from my studio for awhile because my husband had surgery about a month ago.  Thankfully he's made a full recovery and now I can refocus on art.  I bought this really big canvas and have been dreaming of the possibilities. 

I began by creating this beautiful background.  I used acrylic, oil, stencils and spray paint.  The pic is pretty bad but you can get a better look on FB.

I debated what to paint.  I thought of beautiful doors, a quaint chapel and settled of this beautiful lady.  She is inspired by a photo I saw of an angel tombstone.

Her face actually gave me a hard time.  I guess I was a bit rusty from my time off.  I think the key to art is probably never stopping.  Just like any other skill, it takes lots of practice.  The more you work at it, the better you get.

 I kept the wings simple and opted to let heavy paint strokes create depth.  I wanted the stenciled quote to show through so I went with a wash of color.

Since you can't read the stenciled quote, I chose my favorite part to write around the wings.  It reads, "At the end of the day who you are is completely up to you".

This canvas is 30" x 40" x 1.25".  Since it's so large, I won't be listing it on Etsy but I will be adding prints soon.  If you are interested in the original, you can email me or message me on FB.  Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful Father's Day weekend!!

Update!  Prints are now available HERE

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