Guarding, guiding, helping, supporting.
Angels are (or not) mythical creatures, usually male. They fall into various types, angels and arch angels. Seraphim and cherubim. There are beautiful illustrations of them in icon paintings and renaissance art. I wish I knew more about the art and design of them in various ancient churches. There are fallen angels which are represented in films. I feel attracted to the complex art that is created around them. The photos above play with the idea and I have tried to manipulate them to look like stained glass windows.
One more done….
I enjoyed doing this trying to make it ‘iconic’ got a robin painting to finish off. That should be finished tonight. Still more to do though. They will all need mirror plating. These are flat plates screwed onto the back of the paintings so they can be attached to the wall. I will also paint round the edges of each painting to make them look nice. This is called ‘gallery wrapping’. I do it because I can’t afford to frame all my paintings. It also means anyone buying a painting can choose what they want.
Help what am I doing?
Painting myself into a corner,
Painting myself to a standstill?
Paint, water, dip, paintbrush….
Canvas, paint, brush, mix…
Choose a subject,
Hand, eye, look, stare..
Hunched, squint, think, measure…
Mix, pigment, life, art…
Angel, Icon, flowing, floating.
Find an image from chaos.
Angel is one of my first digital drawings. Drawn with Photoshop with a textured pen brush.
I was trying to draw something in an icon style, but with a modern twist.
Angel on high looking down, what do you see?
A world, a sky, a planet…a heaven?
Angel sing choral songs up high….
Music of the spheres, music of the sun.
Angel look down on me, give me peace,
Let light in and darkness out.
Angel keep me safe, sure, loved.
Hold the world in your hands,
Keep it safe.