Hi everyone! I'm back with a new canvas. I've been away from my studio for awhile because my husband had surgery about a month ago. Thankfully he's made a full recovery and now I can refocus on art. I bought this really big canvas and have been dreaming of the possibilities.
I began by creating this beautiful background. I used acrylic, oil, stencils and spray paint. The pic is pretty bad but you can get a better look on FB.
I debated what to paint. I thought of beautiful doors, a quaint chapel and settled of this beautiful lady. She is inspired by a photo I saw of an angel tombstone.
Her face actually gave me a hard time. I guess I was a bit rusty from my time off. I think the key to art is probably never stopping. Just like any other skill, it takes lots of practice. The more you work at it, the better you get.
I kept the wings simple and opted to let heavy paint strokes create depth. I wanted the stenciled quote to show through so I went with a wash of color.
Since you can't read the stenciled quote, I chose my favorite part to write around the wings. It reads, "At the end of the day who you are is completely up to you".
This canvas is 30" x 40" x 1.25". Since it's so large, I won't be listing it on Etsy but I will be adding prints soon. If you are interested in the original, you can email me or message me on FB. Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful Father's Day weekend!!