Thursday, November 25, 2010
I have a craving to do a detailed drawing of an angel. Why I have no idea. Perhaps its the season or something that's triggered the thought somewhere. In cemeteries that I wander through I always look for lovely angel statues and end up with lots of images. There is a certain bleakness of stone angels in that setting. The greys and greens are the contrast of life and death, maybe that is the appeal.
I did this sketch of an angel, I can't remember where the reference came from. The photo is of an angel found in one of St. John's oldest cemeteries where a number of relatives are buried. I think there is a painting in there, I just need the right lighting so a few more visits may be necessary and perhaps the addition of a little snow could be interesting.
There is a lot of appeal is setting up your own compositions and images from choosing the subject, the lighting and composition. With images from other sources being always a chancy proposition these days, artists need to rely more and more on their own resources and abilities to create the perfect piece from start to finish.