Saturday, March 19, 2011

Angel in the Forest . . . Revisited

"Lift Me Up . . ."
mixed media on 8x10 canvas board

Thanks to all who commented on my landscape painting! I am now mulling around ideas in my head for where I want to take it next. I still have it up on the easel where I can see it and each time I pass by I stop and think. Hope to finish it soon and will post it when it is complete.

This painting I started yesterday and finished this morning. I don't think I was in the zone when I started it which made it a bit frustrating. I printed out some photos of butterflies to alter but when I had them on the canvas I hated how they looked! So out came the black gesso! I covered that all up and grabbed this photo which had been sitting on the table for over a week. It is of one of my glazed abstract paintings I had previously posted which I digitally altered in black and white.

Initially I didn't like how it came out but as always after stepping back it all came together for me. Hope you can see the angel being lifted up in the right corner of the photo!

Wishing you all a great day! Tonite I am heading to Radio City Music Hall with hubby to see Janet Jackson in concert!! So excited! She was on my list of icons I had hoped to see live someday! That someday is now!

11 comments:

  1. YOU have the best ideas! a painting within a painting...this is so BEAUTIFUL and i ALWAYS love your colors! very SPECIAL!
    and your urban landscape is the coolest ever!

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  2. oooh, how could i forget...janet jackson concert...she rocks, you'll be ROCKIN' and we'll be knockin' down your door till we hear about it...THRILLED for you! xo

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  3. Gorgeous! I love it. Have a blast at the concert, I can't wait to hear all about it!

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  4. This is very beautiful in it's simplicity. Will you still make your altered butterflies? How wonderful to have date night with your hubby and one of your icons. Must hear all about the concert...

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  5. Love the painting in a painting.. and there's something calm and comforting about this one. Can't exactly put my finger on why, but its there, nonetheless.

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  6. Gorgeous Cathy, I love these altered photo paintings you are doing. Hope the concert was everything you imagined it would be.

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  7. The painting is wonderful! Hope you had a super time at the concert. :)

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  8. Beautiful Cathy--Wow, I just took a photo of Radio City Music Hall when we were in NY--that is so cool--you're seeing Janet Jackson--I know that it will be great--make sure you blog about it!! We had fun in NYC!

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  9. Aaaah Cathy I love this painting it has real style and it is jumping out at me. Enjoy the concert!!!
    ManonX

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  10. Love it! Not liking the painting in works is just a process. :)

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