Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Strangers and Angels






Well, I just can't tell you what trouble this girl was. Good trouble...but trouble all the same. This is an 8x24 canvas and it is my attempt to include the whole body. Usually my heads of girls are vastly too large for the shoulders and torso I have have included so I tried to make her the appropriate size which  is 8 heads high (some say seven). After I looked at her I really thought her head was too small although she was in proportion. So what to do? Collage a new head on... no, paint a new one... no, leave it as it is---no--so I decided to widen her head, neck and hair.  I think she is better now. I also had some wings on her which didn't work but you can see a faint image after I pulled them off. I added a little bit of Golden Interference Blue to her wings so in some angles you don't see them and from others you do. I am having difficulty with her arms so I will work on them a little more and as you see I decided not to try fingers this time. Well, I guess her heart just has a handle on the back! The Scripture on the bottom is:
Hebrews 13:2: "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares." I printed it on tissue paper (yay!) so when you glue it on it disappers into the canvas. 
There is also Scripture around the sides.



13 comments:

artistamyjo said...

The most difficult ones are always the best !
Love this one. Hugs, Amy

Buffy said...

So beautiful,she might have been some trouble but well worth it. And I love that scripture,i try to think of it when my husbands family comes to visit LOL.

Janie Husband said...

she is wonderful....good for you for working on the whole body....i have not gone beyond the head and shoulders..... ;)

Nancy said...

She's beautiful!

Bren said...

Glad you're up for the challenge because she is impressive. Love the way you extending the words along the sides of the canvas, very nice. You are becoming quite the 'art surgeon' :-)

Pamela Holderman said...

I love her - looks the right proportion and of course hearts have handles on the back, don't they? And the wording is the extra bonus!

Mary said...

I think she turned out fabulous.
Love what Bren said about being an 'art surgeon'... :)

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

She is really pretty. I love that verse, I think of it all the time, especially when I see grumpy people! LOL. She is truly lovely Martha.

deborahspalette said...

This is an Awesome piece of Art....love the scripture included.
Art + God = my favorite combination.
Love the whole thing, you are truly gifted.
Many blessings, Deborah

jgr said...

She is lovely as always-well worth the 'trouble', I think! I love the quote, too!

Createology said...

This is so spiritual and lovely at the same time. You achieved just the right balance in my eyes to enjoy completely. Happy Spring...

Lesley said...

Martha this is so lovely and your girl fits so well with that wonderful scripture. She's gorgeous.
Lesley x

ArtfulLee Designed said...

I love your mixed media cnavases Martha. She is lovely and I love the scripture. Was it hard to print on the tissue without it getting caught in the printer?
Lee:)

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