This piece was done with a palette knife. Now that's fun! Lots of texture but not near as easy to control.
I was working on background and trying to use a piece of lace as a stencil. I decided to sketch in a girl. I just painted her lightly. I think she turned out pretty cool.
Working on background again and pulled this piece from what I could see in the paint. I used tissue paper over the angels dress and was able to keep the light background that way. I was inspired by a video on our field trip about a small village on Djerba Island where Jews and Muslims have lived together side by side very peacefully for hundreds of years. They must be protected by the angels and hopefully the influence from the rest of the world will not ruin this peace.
I work part time for my sister's hospice and last week we were given the opportunity to hear Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen speak at a gathering for the employees. Dr. Remen has trained many thousands of physicians to practice medicine from the heart. She is the author of The New York Times Bestseller "Kitchen Table Wisdom" and "My Grandfather's Blessings", Stories That Heal. My mother was a great healer, compassionate, nurturing, forgiving wonderful human being. I felt drawn to paint a "Mother with Child". For this piece, I used oil pastels.
This piece was inspired from one of our field trips where the artist combines humans and animals. I didn't care for her art, it was a bit morbid. However it was different and unusual. I created a piece combining some features. It was fun doing this.
Today, I just played with my art supplies and this is what I came up with.