It’s been awhile since I’ve shared any of my art on my blog. Just so you know that there really is a bit of painting going on …other than to porches and decks and chairs and things…I thought it was time to share two of my latest paintings which are part of a series of folk art paintings that I’m doing.
I think these are finished. I haven’t varnished them yet, so there’s still time to make a change, if necessary.. They will soon be listed on Etsy in one of my new shops…if I ever find the time to actually set up and list anything in my new shops!
One painting ended up looking more like a story book princess than a folk art angel. I think she would look great in a little girl’s room. She started out completely different from the way she ended up…I’ll explain about that later. Here’s a detail of her face….
a bit more of her….
and finally the total package…a Pink Praying Angel
The second painting is a little more what I had in mind when I started painting angels. I was going for a folk art look and I think she fits pretty well into that category. She is the Angel of Hearts. Do you think that Alice in Wonderland and the Queen of Hearts might have been on my mind? She had been resting happily in the house for a while so that I could decide if she was finished, when I noticed that her eyes weren’t quite right. This photo was taken before her eye surgery. She came through fine…with flying colors in fact! I just haven’t taken the time to photograph her again. So you are seeing the unfinished painting.
Here’s a close up of her face…if you look closely you will see the problem with her eyes. One of her eyes is larger than the other and well there was a bit more wrong there but it’s been corrected.
Now that you have seen those two paintings, I will tell you a little secret. Before the Pink Praying Angel was the Pink Praying Angel, she was a redheaded angel with wild hair and a face too thin for her hair and her body. She was a pitiful mess. I really loved her eyes and her nose. Her mouth was not too bad. It is when
she was viewed as a whole that she was a bit of a disaster. My daughter said, “Mom, her hair is really red, red.” I had to laugh! I really hate to show you the whole painting…it is really bad. But I decided you could probably use a good laugh, I could use the lesson in humility and I wanted to share a good example of why you should plan well before you begin your paintings…
So, here she is in her pitifulness…but remember, she’s all better now…now she’s pink and looks like a storybook princess!
Remember, be kind…I’ll remember that you were!