Saturday, November 20, 2010

Angelic Finish

I am done with the last weeks assignment in the Art, Heart, and Healing course over on ning. I'm so sad to see it end. Luckily Tam is going to keep the group open and post additional lessons every few months and also invite guest teachers to post free lessons! I know I'll stay active on the ning site and I hope to get to take another of Tam's courses in the new year.
This weeks assignment was an invitation angel. Inviting needs to be met. I picked a rather simple need. The need for peace. It means so many things to me. Peaceful time alone, peaceful time with family, inner peace, and peace of mind. They are all basic things that everyone needs. The pictures don't do the angel justice as the lighting is terrible, but I couldn't wait for sunshine
to share!
Be At peace
I'm so happy with my face shading I must share a close up of her face. I'm still struggling with the eyes sometimes, but I'm so happy with this angel.
Angel Face Close Up
I used a lot of different mediums on this piece, but the most fun was the texture paste. I didn't have access to buy any at the time so I made my own. I dumped a bunch of baking soda into some gesso and ta da! It looks wonderful and is keeping well for future projects.
Angel Wing Texture
I'm undecided if I'm going to keep this angel or pass her on to someone for a gift. I have a feeling I'll be venturing out into fairies soon! Tam's course has inspired me and given me a whole new confidence in drawing faces and getting the shading right too. Tam's generous heart is the most inspiring thing of the whole course. Her wonderful spirit, patience, and gentle advice are priceless.


Avery said...

She is gorgeous! I would never want to get rid of her...
And fairies? Please start ASAP!

Sherry said...

Your angel is fabulous, so pretty! That's so clever of you to make your own texture paste and it's certainly done the job just great!

I haven't even started my angel yet!

Kristin said...

Ooooh! She's just beautiful! I LOVE the close up and all the little details - and your texture paste! HOW wonderful - I did not have it either, so I combined Crackle Paste with Molding Paste - wish I read your trick first - I will definitely remember that one - thanks for the inspiration, xoxo

Kira said...

Beauty! What a super idea for texture!