Is it really Friday already?? lol I have been painting more girls this time an angel. I didnt know she was an angel when I started out. This girl was inspired by a sketch I did a long time ago. I think I am going to keep looking through sketches that never made it to a canvas and paint them.
When I began I quickly painted a grey background and then loosely sketched her out with graphite. I am trying to not get caught up in the details.
At this point I knew I wanted her to have copper hair. I was a bit scared to just go with it but I tried to go bold!
When it came to the wings it was Lou who suggested the patina color. I did NOT like it at first. But something about the patina with the copper just worked. I used a small bottle of golden fluid in bronze to drizzle detail onto the wings. I also lightly wrote out the words that came to me "Angels Carry Hope On Their Wings" along the left side of the canvas.
As you can see from the first image I added lots of scribble detail and used stamps for the words. My favorite part is when it all seems to come together. Even when you don't think it ever will.
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I have a new girl in progress that I am excited to share soon! So be sure to check back!