Sunday, December 18, 2011

Solstice Angel for the Holidays

I want to wish each and every one of my blog buddies and blog browsers a wonderful Christmas and a Happy Holiday!!!

Solstice Angel

Solstice Angel was done in my magic chair (studio still out of commission, lol) with pastel and graphite on hot press watercolor paper.  Wasn't real crazy about the graininess of the shading so I will try a pastel paper next time.  I'm also  working on a girlie face done in caran d'ache watercolor crayon exclusively too.  It's harder than using the titanium white acrylic paint with it like Tam taught us over at (see sidebar).

A quick update on Mom - She is improving steadily and will be starting physical therapy after the holidays. I think she will do great!  Thank you all for wishing her a speedy recovery!

Forever in art,



Jenny said...

Oh Jessi, your Solstice Angel is divine... I love her sweet sweet face... so happy to hear that your mom is improving...
Wishing you too a magical Christmas and a joy filled 2012...
It is always a treat to visit your blog...

Jenny xxx

Cameron said...


She is so graceful and beautiful! That chair seems to have an endless supply of magic...heehee!!

I'm so glad to hear your mom is doing better!!

Please have a wonderful Christmas filled with all your favorite things :)
Biggest Hugs,

Lucy Chen said...

Your beautiful angel has healing powers.
Merry Christmas!

joanna said...

Jessi, Your angel is absolutely gorgeous!! Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

Janet said...

The angel is beautiful!

And I'm so happy to hear your mom is improving. Enjoy the holidays. Merry Christmas!!

WrightStuff said...

This is so beautiful and full of peace. I got me some new oil pastels today... off now to try them out!!

Cia of Briarwood Studio said...

Oh, Jess, I soooo love this angel! She's exquisite. Warm wishes to you and yours for the holidays. Hope Mom keeps improving steadily! Hugs, Cia

Heather said...

Beautiful Angel!! Happy Holiday!!! Glad you Mom is getting better!

Heather Henry said...

Very beautiful, like everything you paint. Merry Christmas to you!

Kristin said...

Oooh, your challenge to use only the crayons is SO COOL! I LOVE it - and of course your work is just so elegant and beautiful. You are SUCH an inspiration - thank you for your visit and I hope that 2012 is YOUR year, xoxoxoxo

Anonymous said...

Jessi your magic chair is lucky to have YOU! I am beginning to think that you are it's muse and not the other way around. LOL

Your Angel, is just that, an Angel. Very beautiful and peaceful.

Being that I haven't been blogging, I did not know your mom had fallen. I am so sorry. Glad she is recoverying.

May the New Year, 2012 leave us alone.LOL Seriously though, Wishing you and yours a heathy, heathy New year filled with lots of laughter.

Huge Hugs,

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

Hey Jess love this! Love the peacefulness. SO MUCH BEAUTY!!!

Happy New year my dear!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jessi,

Haven't heard from you in a while. hope this message finds both your mom and you well.


Kristin said...

Happy Valentine's Day!!! xoxo