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EDIT: Got a better scan of this! The scanner still ate all the yellows, but it's definitely better than the last iPad shot. She's proving very elusive to capture!
She is the quiet flame of hope, the guardian of the thin light that survives in the coldest Winter. Even when cold white blankets all that we know, we can always take comfort in the knowledge that the light will return.
Continuing my yearly tradition of a Winter solstice themed piece! I didn't think it would happen with the roller coaster of medical issues we've had this year in our household. It's been a rough ride, but we're looking forward to an all-new year with so many possibilities that I'm excited about! (Minus my pesky gallbladder.)
Alas, this is only an iPad shot of the painting so the colors aren't as true as I'd like them. Good scan to come later! I just wanted to get this up in time for the holidays. May you all have a wonderful season with good company, good food, and a warm hearth!
As always, you can download the line art to color here. It is my gift to you!:
10x15 inches, watercolors and color ink on illustration board.
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© 2013 - 2021 AngelaSasser
I really really like this piece! The watercolors are lovely, and I especially like the smoke from the candle and the way her hair mimics the wispy shape of the smoke. I saw the progress pics on wipnation, and the sepia and blue inks seem to have worked really well with the watercolors.
(Sorry to hear about the gallbladder issues, hope you are feeling better, and that this new year goes smoother!)
I'm definitely feeling sooo much better after surgery and recovery! I've been able to focus so much more this year. Glad you enjoyed this piece! I'm definitely planning to use colored inks more. They just work so well with the Art Nouveau style.
Thanks, Jude! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I wish I could show you the real thing, as the purples and yellows just refuse to be captured and it just glows in person! I wasn't sure I was going to be able to pull it off, but it ended up working, for the most part. Now to apply what I learned to the next piece!
Thank you! I really wracked my brain trying to make sure I had the perfect balance of warm and cool colors to really make the light 'glow'. Not sure the effect is perfect yet, but I'm glad to hear that the attention to color shows!