Friday, October 19, 2012

A Little Added Detail

After seeing the image from my last post on-line, I decided a little more detail was needed, so added swirls to the male angel's robe. It's funny how a painting often looks finished to me until I photograph it and have a look at it in its new format. I think the swirls improve this image - what do you think? Also, the last image was overexposed - this is a truer image.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Guardian Angels

I think a pair of devoted parents count as guardian angels, and so I added a male figure to the composition of this painting. This one measures 14x11 inches on 3/4 inch wrapped canvas, and like the others in the series, it's painted with acrylics. 

It'll be on view this weekend at Jeanette and Robert Parkes' Friends on the Farm Art Market. If you plan to be in Surrey, BC, this weekend, come on over for a visit.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Guardian Angel with Children

The latest in the series.

When I was painting at the last weekend of the Loafing Shed show, someone inspecting my paintings and watching me work asked if my ancestry was  from the Ukraine - I laughed, knowing what he meant. These guardian angels are rounded and decorative and evocative of Russian icons and nesting Matryoshka dolls. No, I told him, my ancestry is Scottish and French, however, there may have been a Ukrainian peddler wandering through Europe back in the day and ... (just kidding, Nana!)