Saturday, August 28, 2010

Be Still . . . New Angel Painting

Be Still
8x10 mixed media on canvas board

I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend. I wanted to share another angel painting I did yesterday. She is a similar style to my recent post Listen to the Angels . . . She's Painted!(see that post here) I am just not sure about the hair thing. I am a fan of the wavy hair because it is easier for me to do! I had to stop myself from starting all over with her hair. I transferred the sketch onto the canvas board after I did the background. It is strange to see how different it looks with paint versus the pencil.

The words I wrote just popped into my head. I suppose because she told them to me! I like her and I hope you do too!

Any tips for doing straight hair? I always appreciate any input you have!


  1. I think she's so pretty....I like her hair; the different tones in it are nice....
    She's just so sweet and perfect to be an angel....

    Have a great weekend.

  2. I am not an artist, so therefore I can offer no advice. I personally like this one the best of all the paintings you have posted. I love her serene expression and her eyes looking towards Heaven. Just beautiful!

  3. Oh Cathy, I think she is sooo lovely! I love her little glad you didn't do that over. I think her hair fits her perfectly. She is so soft & gentle looking. Beautiful work, Cathy. Hugs, Diane

  4. Lovely!! She is truly special..and her presence feels very joyful and uplifting!I think she looks fabulous and i love her hair!

  5. She's lovely and I think it's great how she told you the wording to use....GREAT stuff!

    Thanks so much for your visit and nice comment!

  6. I like her too. She has presence and she looks very gentle. Her hair is fine the way it is, it goes with her face. Great job Cathy. Have a great Sunday.

  7. She is so lovely Cathy. You are an inspiration! Thank you for sharing your work with us - love it!

  8. i am loving how her eyes seem to be looking an angel.s would! i have no advice on straight hair, but you don.t need it...TRUST yourself. your hair style is YOURS!
    (p.s. i read your article on your mammogram...glad you survived)

  9. Hi there, I love your angels especially the colour palette you are using! I think she's gorgeous! I think he hair matches the style of the painting beautifully. I really love drawing and painting hair, you could try sketching a few girls and just concentrate on the hair, I did that with eyes for a long time and have pages and pages of just eyes in my sketch book! drawing in front of the tele is always good as you can let your mind wander and not worry about what you are doing so much. Hope that helps :0)
    Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog so nice to visit yours too!

  10. Thanks so much for your lovely comments everyone!! I am so excited that you all like her!

    Nancy . . . I tried to add some yellow tones in the hair. I guess I was going for highlights! lol

    Molly . . . Glad to hear she is your fav!

    Diane . . . I am glad I didn't redo the hair, you are right, it does fit her well!

    Kiki . . . Yes, she is joyful!

    Darla . . . You are so welcome! And its funny how I feel like they "tell" me what I need to finish the painting!

    Gloria . . . Glad you like her too!

    Paula . . . Hi! So glad you stopped by! It is wonderful for me to see everyone enjoying my work!

    Chrissy . . . I always like to have the eyes looking off into the distance. And I question alot now I guess because I am trying to figure out my own style! Thanks for taking the time to read my mammogram blog post . . . Thanks for the kind words!

    Nicola . . . Hi! So happy to have you here! Thanks for the advice. I will try that! I feel pretty comfortable with eyes....I really like drawing and painting eyes! But the hair is something else! Glad to have found your blog! You are very welcome! :)

  11. Cathy, she is beautiful. I love her creaminess and her eyes so much. Your colors are marvelous too. So happy to see you post so many paintings...I hope I can catch up to you soon!! Open an etsy shop, these girls will sell!
    hugs to you!