This is what is currently on my easel. In a space of trusting angel guidance as I play with making the colours pop and trust my intuition. I feel as if I only need a few final touches so I don’t lose the freedom that this angel blessing feels so full of.
Creating art from this intuitive space is such a space of trust. The more I create and connect, the more I am learning to trust that guidance. The more I work with angel guidance, the stronger the guided connection becomes. It is a space of getting out of my own way and allowing the universe to guide me and then taking that next action. Every painting is a wealth of learning as I step into a new story with each one.
I believe in angels... that beautiful guiding energy that lightens our day. My art shows female nine angels although I know traditionally they are often portrayed as males. They are beings of light and yet I give them human form.working with angels has taught me that there energy takes many forms. I tend to paint my soul vision of angels rather than the hierarchy of angels. Yes I do work with the archangels but have rarely painted them. My intention is to share the angel energy of love and blessings in its many forms. Each holds a healing blessing that is about connecting with your own inner light. Sending angel love and blessings to you as you create your day.
Every night as I go to sleep my heart whispers my soul. It’s not done yet... what if... what if... In the morning I know something has shifted and I add another layer. I am not the same as the person who went to sleep last night...the one who painted that image. Every art piece is a journey into my soul stories. Each layer is a new part of who I am becoming. I have learnt to listen to the whispers so a painting is rarely complete. They are all works in progress as I am... as I paint my way to myself. Perhaps the wings need something but the know I need to give the angel space and she will develop with me as I grow into the story I this painting.
Angels are beings of light and love and as an artist I enjoy exploring this beautiful energy and giving it form. She unfurls her wings as she rests peacefully on the grass as birds gather.
Yesterday I thought she was complete but today that whispered voice is almost yelling...we are beings of light... bring in the light! So of course I listened and this is what she has evolved into. When you sit down to create a small change, you never know where it will lead and you learn to trust whatever comes.
The perfectionist in me wasn’t happy. You may or even notice much difference but I was aware that the rough sketch of the face was so much better than the refined finished face. I slept on it but knew I had to redo the face. Redoing a face shifts a whole image. I am so much happier with her final look. It is that inner voice that lets you know if something feels right... if it feels complete or if this story needed something more.
A small ink and watercolour angel I did many years ago now. It is interesting to look back and see where you’ve been and then forward to the path you are on. What is the same and what has changed with the many lessons along the way. This particular angel is an earth angel as she cradled the earth and watches over us.
As I explore all things angels I realised that the black in these wings had to go. Several layers later she is feeling complete but I know that as I change so does that space of completion. I have learnt to trust whatever guidance comes.
So many ways to define wings and it really becomes an abstract play.