Angelus

Angelus_1

“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.

Angelus_2

“Angelus II”

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).

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6 comments

  1. As someone who also has angels show up in my paintings…. I LOVE these angels! Especially like how the angels contrast with the dark background, and those threads of color…

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