Sunday, 12 December 2010

Angel

How strange that this morning I am at a loss for words. I guess every so often we all need to just find some quiet time. Perhaps it was sketching this angel that soothed the chatter from me and encouraged a little peace.

She is another of my Christmas ornaments. This is the not-quite-finished version, for the glimmering shimmering holy shine that finishes her off may well take a few hours to dry. Will you come back later and see her sparkle?

In the meantime, pop along to Blue Chair Diary and see what the other Sunday Sketchers are up to...

I now present the finished version. The scan made my sparkles a bit pink - they are more muted in real life. Added a Kim Klassen texture for the final touch (appropriately, Silent Night).

39 comments:

  1. we do need those times of solitude...as much as we need the times together...i like her...the sepia look...the wreath...she is simple yet very nice...

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  2. She is so peaceful, yet the tangle of the wreath in her hands speaks of some binding or trouble.

    Nice work.

    Nutty
    (Thanks for sharing)

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  3. She is beautiful and does have a quieting sense about her!
    dana

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  4. Good morning. I like her. Sweet angel...
    That's a good idea to sketch your christmas ornaments. They are all so fun to look. she seems peaceful, oh and I bet the sparkles look great in real life!
    Enjoy your day!
    You were a blast at the Tea, too! It was so much fun! xxoo
    heather

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  5. Lisa, your angel ornament is beautiful, I liked her without the sparkles, but now she's just perfect.

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  6. ~silence is golden and so too is she...lisa she is beautiful! i am really enjoying watching your art as it ventures down new paths...much l♥ve light and holiday blessings upon you and yours~

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  7. ohh your finished angel is an Angel!! It's amazing how it changed and I don't mind if the sparkles is pink. It brings out piece.
    Wish you a creative week.
    Katerina

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  8. Found you through Priti Studio's blog and took a quick scan. Love the content and your art!

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  9. Oh hon...she is beautiful...I love the finishing touches!! Happy Sunday hon..may you find those quiet moments!!

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  10. I love her Lisa! Especially the finished piece.

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  11. She is delicate, elegant and peaceful.
    I love the sparkle, a perfect finish.
    xo

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  12. this is wonderful - great post

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  13. I like the old world look about her. It is amazing to me at how much art you are able to produce. You're fantastic!

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  14. there is an added dimension in the finished sketch! Beautifully done!

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  15. Oh, she is beautiful! Love the expression on the face! We were thinking last night we might pick an ornament from the tree to sketch over the holiday!

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  16. joining sunday sketches today.

    This is a very sweet angel. The first image seems like it could be a finished piece as well. Both are lovely.

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  17. oh this Angel looks wonderful....I have a special place in my heart for Angels....

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  18. really really fabulous! I love the aged feel to her - she looks like an angel from a victorian christmas to me. Love her...

    Smiles

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  19. she looks peaceful, relax, I like the shimmering on the finish version

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  20. she is lovely. I enjoy seeing both versions, the layers that make her are wonderful.

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  21. Wow, I like this one, too. I was taken by the dissonance of this piece. Your angel is soft and delicate, yet her crown and wreath give the appearance of intertwined vines. Love that!

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  22. What a beautiful Christmas Angel! She will be a lovely ornament!!

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  23. So beautiful! I love angels! She is so dainty and lovely! :)

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  24. This is a beautiful piece. I agree with you that "quiet time" can work wonders. When I see your angel she gives me thoughts of peace and calm so very appropriate for the theme. Very nice.

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  25. Totally wonderful with a great sense of peace. Annette x

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  26. She will look gorgeous when she shimmers! :)

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  27. She is beautiful... I love the monochromatic drawing with the addition of the sparkles!

    I really like the idea of drawing your ornaments :)

    xo
    Kristin

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  28. Oooo I love what you did to it. It gives it a sort of vintage feel with the texture and especially your choice of colors!!!

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  29. Think I lost my comment, love your angel, she seems peaceful.

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  30. Lisa, your angel is absolutely stunning!! Wow. I am so in love with her. Great job! :)

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  31. So beautiful, and subtle at the same time! I love the way we can only see a hint of her expression, and yet it is enough to see that she is at peace......lovely!

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  32. Wonderful painting, beautiful angel.

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  33. Lovely angel - always interesting to see different angels at this time of year. My own are a bit weird.

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  34. Charming and so beautiful Lisa...wonderful!!

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  35. I can see why drawing her brought you peace; she is beautiful. I feel peaceful just looking at this drawing. I love angel art and ornaments - I have a fair few Lol.

    Kat X

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  36. her spirit is soothing and I feel the spark you must feel as you gaze upon her-well done!

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