Thursday, April 17, 2014

First WIP Look at the Angel Piece

Second posting in one day!  Now this doesn't happen often... hm, like never, is more accurate. ^^;  Because I was resting my hands from all the weed pulling (and digging and mixing) I've been doing, I actually got around to get started in watercolor on the angel piece I showed earlier this month.

The color phase is always more fun for me than the extreme mental effort (absolute focus required) of inking phase. :D  This is a lot more relaxing and if I make a mistake, I could always follow the advice of Bob Ross ("There are no mistakes.  Only happy accidents.") and turn a mistake into a happy accident... or lift the color a little and rework the area again later.  Things are not as unforgiving as they seem. ^_^

Anyhow, the first phase was a wash in the shades of brown with some table salt for random texture.  Now it's back to being warm (higher than average daily high again) and dry, speed becomes an issue.  (I love painting with watercolor in the middle of a thunder storm where things don't dry out so quickly. :D  )  After it dried, I started out putting in the shades.  Probably about 1/3 of the way through... maybe?  Nowhere near done, that's for sure, but she's been a joy to work on.  Something magical happens when I'm working on her -- the energy that comes to me is very calming and loving ... angelic and peaceful.  Overall, a very good, positive feeling.


I'm planning on making the roses some shades of pink and have more subdued color to this.  It's not planned as a monochromatic in a strict sense of the word.  It's just looking that way so far. ^_^  Would be putting highlights and maybe even give her wings some slight iridescence with some acrylic paint.  I love working with brown wash as a base.  It seems to help ground my mood as I get going with colors.

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  1. So beautiful and serene. I can see why she makes you feel peaceful working on her.

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  2. Brilliant work Mitzi, I love how she is looking. I love using watercolour and somtimes with inks, and I too use salt a lot, will this be done as a digi as well eventually as I just love love her. I love Angels so much. hugs. Carole Lockhart Suart.

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    1. Thank you, Carole! ^_^ I haven't finished her yet -- busy weekend -- but hopefully very soon. I'm hoping to release her during our next FB group celebration when we hit the 900 members mark. :D hugs, Mitzi

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  3. She's absolutely beautiful <3 Really hope you release her soon sweetie. Many hugs xnx

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    1. Thank you, Natasha. Hoping to release her as a digi during the next celebration at the FB stamps group when we hit the 900 members mark. We're only 25 members away. ;) Hugs Mitzi

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  4. WOW stunning Mitzi, love your work! I have been working on quite a few of your images of late. Such a talented artist you are!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx
    http://lindasimpsoncraftypieceofheaven.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Linda! Glad to hear you're having fun with my images. ^_^ Mitzi xx

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