“Angelus”, Acrylic and collage on textured canvas, 10″X 30″
Most of us feel the need to call on angels at times. One dark and gloomy day during the holidays I went out to my studio feeling leaden and a bit oppressed. I wanted to paint angels. I could almost see the radiant garments and wanted to touch them with my brush. It felt like an indulgence that might lift my spirits. I started with some gesso and molding paste texture and then painted lavishly with new “patina” mixtures, iridescents and rich darks.
Both angels hung above the sink in my studio for a while before flying off to the home of a buyer. Now I’m left with a blank wall and a strong desire to paint more Angelus (Latin for angel).