Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Folk Art Angel

 After doing the journal page I shared on Sunday this was the painting that came from it. It was done on canvas with acrylic paint, colored pencils, oil pastels and gold leaf. This angel has a very folk art look and her message is simple. Then she went to create her dreams. In the sky is writing almost like a journal page would be but in colors similar to the painting as not to distract. Here is another collage a close up of my folk art angel images from the painting. Click on either to enlarge.
Today I feel ready to create on canvas again. I have been doing some digital creating with my photography for this mini Photo Shop class as you know and I will share a few works later this week. The only thing that tugs at me is when I am working in digital media is I don't get to the paint brushes enough. I think there has to be a balance of paint vs computer for me. As much as I love digital there is something about creating with your hands, allowing yourself to get dirty with paint and pastels that feeling that you are more integrated with what you are working on. The rain has stopped here for the moment and although it is cold the sun is shining bright through the windows. A perfect day for painting.
How do you balance creating things and your computer time? Have you ever tried creating a folk art piece of work?

 Pay attention to your dreams~ God's angels often pay attention to our hearts when we are asleep.
Eileen Elias Freeman

 When angels visit us, we do not here the rustle of their wings, nor  feel their feathery touch of a breast of a dove; but we know their presence by the love they create in our hearts.
Author Unknown