Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A day in the life of my new angel

Good evening my fellow artsy souls.  This twilight has brought us a pause in the rain and snow.  The wind howled, the rain poured down and it snowed a couple of miles away on the mountain.  I've been watching it on and off all day from my kitchen window with my latte' in hand... 

The storm was so fierce early on and then a hush settled in with a strange lighter glow coming through the curtains and I knew what was happening.  Yes it was snowing.  My little winter lake is back in my yard outside my studio again and will freeze over tonight.

I've made a little progress on my Mucha inspired Angel for Willowing M3 so I thought I'd share it with you...


I glued on the book page and script elements to start building the mixed media background and since I took this photo I have started on the first layer of her hair. 
OK, I took another photo...


It was dark out and I only had studio light for this photo.  I laid in the first layer of her wings too.  Oh yeah, the spread is 10" x 22".  I've got a looooong way to go yet.  I really like her a lot and I just hope I don't mess her up!!!

Well, I will be squiring my parents around again tomorrow and I'm not looking forward to us being out in this storm.  My Dad is still a little weak and my Mom with her fused ankle and me with my gimpy knees flared in this weather, sometimes we are like bumper cars! (or penguins)  Ha!  I'd rather be creating art!!!

Be sure to take that break for yourself and feed your creative soul these next few days.  I am struggling to find the time myself, so the house isn't getting vacuumed and the dog's bed is very odorous.  I think I've got a clean set up in the laundry room to switch it out - I really can't stand it!  LOL!  Stinky Dog!

Music in the Studio was:  Enya - Paint the Sky with Stars and Sheryl Crow - Wildflowers

Forever in Art,  Jessica




10 comments:

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

She's beautiful, love her face!!

Sung-Hee (Regina) Hong said...

Hi, Jess ! Your Angel is SOOOO BEAUTIFUL and GORGEOUS ! I really like the way you paint faces.. those eyes... the kindness yet strength shine through.. oh so mesmerizing ! The flowers and her dress details are so great with gold flowing hair... Just beautiful ! The weather got really mild here but the roads have turned so slippery icy and I almost fell twice already. Take good care and I LOVE ENYA ! My favorite !!
xoxoxo pretty soul !

MeUpcycled said...

Hey Jess!

I love how your creations always retain that stillness and calmness, despite the storm. It speaks volumes! Warm wishes for you and your dad's continuing recovery. Let's hope that warmer days are ahead!

Jessie said...

Oh! She's lovely! Hope the warm days are coming soon for you! xx

Sharon::SkiesArt said...

She's Gorgeous!!! love the flowers in the hair.
Beautiful face and hair. I love the dress.
The background is lovely too. Very nice job.
My background is fairly plain, I just couldn't get the brayer thing going.
Sorry for the bad weather. It started raining here in the middle of the night.
Hugs to the penguins and Dad!

linda said...

Hi Jess,

She is absolutely stunning! You do paint lovely faces and I love the flowers in her hair.

Sharon Lingren said...

Jess,
I love your angel!!! You did a great job on the 3/4 profile. I really like the face and hair, and the colors are really pretty. I wish I could be there for support with your parents. My love and prayers are with you all the time!!!

Emakesart said...

She is stunning!!! Wow!! I can't wait to see her finished!

I also wanted to say sorry you missed out on the Eiffel Tower piece...maybe next time!!!

xoEsther

angelself said...

Just beautiful, Jessica =)
Kathryn

Maggie said...

Another gorgeous piece. TFS I love how her dress moves. A technique I need to learn.