Wednesday, December 16, 2009

WIP's slow but going....

Brad's Angel
Watercolor, 22x30
Watercolor - half sheet

Well, I've been slowly moving along on two paintings that have been on my desk, the Angel is relatively new, but the orchid was done earlier this year.
I started the Angel as a tribute to a Best Friend whom I' lost a month ago to an unexpected illness. Brad had asked me to paint him an Angel when he was alive and I never got to it before he left us.
So during my grief process, I started this for him. It interestingly the colors have come out very vibrant when I was in such a blue state, but I'm not surprised since he was a very bright soul. I still have more work to do on the feathers and defining the body.
The orchid was something that I started, but didn't like how it turned out, so I tossed it aside till I could be inspired to work on again. It's kinda fun to work on these "dud's" because I don't care if I mess them up, and I get to play with them.


  1. Your angel wings are gorgeous! I love the translucent colors. I'm sure your friend's spirit is overseeing and enjoying its evolution.

  2. They're both very "you" paintings, Sheila. The angel wings are lively and strong-not the usual pale, soft pastels one usually associates with angels. And the orchids are beautiful and vibrant. I'm glad to see that they're both so large.

  3. Very beautiful work! I like the burst of colors!

  4. Hi Sheila, I'm so sorry about your loss! Both paintings are very beautiful, but I absolutely love the vibrant angel. It feels "inspired".

  5. Phalaenopsis orchids can be tough...yours are quite nice. I agree with Michelle on the angel being simply radiates...stunning piece.