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Winter Light

By AngelaSasser
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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.:P)

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!:  
Winter Light Line Art by AngelaSasser

10x15 inches, watercolors and color ink on illustration board.
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OnMyWind's avatar
It seems an original art nouveau poster. The colours are so vivid. Gorgeous.
AllisonSohn's avatar
your color choices is really wonderful! Bravo!
RoseCarballeira's avatar
You chose the perfect colors for this. It feels like the woods on a winter's night, you captured that stillness.
Dreoilin's avatar
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!)
AngelaSasser's avatar
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.
HiddenRelevance's avatar
It really did come out fantastic sweetie!!
JudithMayr's avatar
I'm absolutely in love with the lighting on this one, lovey. So warm and serene.
AngelaSasser's avatar
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!
Darkendrama's avatar
Bunny Emoji-06 (Emoji-Snowman) [V1] APH-Britannia Angel-Free icon I love this!!!!  Merry Christmas!  Hope your new year is filled with love, luck and laughter!!!Deerling (Autumn) Santa's Little Helper 
AngelaSasser's avatar
Thanks so much, m'dear! You have a wonderful one as well.:)
MeredithDillman's avatar
I love the background colors
AngelaSasser's avatar
Man I wish I could show you the original! The colors were totally eaten by the scanner at Kinkos. ;_;  My gallbladder for a large format Epson scanner!
BlueRavenfire's avatar
really nice pic! :)
ladyfireoak's avatar
Looks lovely, Angela. I think she is my favorite of your yearly pieces.
AngelaSasser's avatar
Thanks so much! I really wanted her to be the best one yet. I'm glad it shows!:D
Rita-Ria's avatar

Angela, this is so very beautifully done!

And Merry Christmas to you and all your beloved ones!

AngelaSasser's avatar
Thanks very much, Rita.  The same goes for you and yours! Have a merry good time this year.:)
kimchikawaii's avatar
This is so beautiful!
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Arlesienne's avatar
You chose the colours perfectly, good job!
AngelaSasser's avatar
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!
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