Wednesday, August 22, 2007

She looked to the setting sun: The theme this week for inspire me Thursday is watercolor. I think I tried that theme once before and just never got back to the watercolours. I often think I should try to do more sketching and painting but, when I get into my 200th year perhaps, maybe heaven? I started with too much paint, not enough water. It got too dark.

After it dried I misted it with a very light spray of tiny pink in water. That lightened it quite nicely.

I thought it was a pretty boring piece so decided to add the tree, and some words, and the angel. For those I used caran d'ache crayons and a silver marker. I got a bit carried away with the marker on the angel. Oh well. Notice the wind blowing gently through her hair. Hmm, I think the wind is blowing her skirt in the other direction. A spinny angel? Reminds me of someone I know.

she looked to the setting sun

Angels be with you,


Royce Addington said...

Your lovely peace (piece) has a mystical and serene quality. Thank you for sharing the process and 'stages' it went through.

Deb G said...

I always love seeing/reading about the process that people go through to get to their "finished" piece.... I like how you added the words.

Patricia J. Mosca said...

The process that we go through till it is finished is amazing...I love the written word on it also...

NancyB said...

Lovely piece and process Wendy! You definately have a way with color and words! Beautiful my dear friend! xoxo Nance

megan said...

fun to watch it unfold into what it wants to be...really like the thin, white lines of the writing...ghostly and clear at the same time.

Cheryl said...

Lovely! You've done a beautiful job of capturing that odd, mysterious light that we experience just before sunset.

carla said...

Very pretty! The light you achieved in the second version is striking. I love seeing what happens when you try to "fix" a painting... sometimes the result is much better that what you had originally inended!

windy angels said...

Thanks for all your kind comments. I'm still feeling very dark about this piece. I hope to try something MUCH lighter coloured in near future - with watercolours that is.

carra said...

This is hauntingly beautiful! It was inspiring to see the different stages the painting went through.

BlueJude said...

I think it's fantastic! You should try doing more. Happy Weekend Windy!

Barbara said...

fantastic work! i love it!

Hélène Deroubaix said...

I think it's a very pretty piece and I love the colors!and the writing and the tree, too cute the angel!
smiles your way***

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