I started this painting on Thursday of last week and it;s actually painted on cardboard. But with gesso, you can just about paint on anything and it will be ok. This is a collaged background with stamps and acrylic paint. Many of the stamped images in the background are a new stamp that I have just had made of my calligraphy. You can see it faintly in her wings and all around. The Scripture is from Hebrews but it is small at the top right and hard to read. It says, "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers for thereby we have entertained angels unawares." I just love this Scripture.
Again, all these paintings were inspired by the book, "Taking Flight" by Kelly Rae Roberts but I am not referring to the book anymore and hopefully moving toward my own look with these paintings. My faces are very different from hers but the overall look is similar. I highly recommend the book if you want to learn to do some really great collages and portraits faces.