But that didn't seem quite right. So today I went into my studio and completed a small angel acrylic painting that started out as a demo piece for my second grade art students at the elementary school where I teach.
What is it about angels that fascinate many of us? Do we each have a guardian angel? Many believe we do.
I love angels and collect pins, necklaces, and numerous other items with angels on them. Whenever I receive an angel card at Christmas, I put it into a special pile to use as reference or as resource materials for the children I teach. I can hardly wait to read my new book, Earth Angels, that a dear friend who also loves angels gave me for Christmas.
Several years ago, I decided I would create a large series of angels paintings and would complete the project by the year 2012. Somehow that project never seemed quite right for me. Perhaps you must be called to paint such a series and I was not.
But sometimes angel paintings do seem right. The one reproduced here does, and the one I completed tonight seems perfect for a Christmas card.
|"Angel Close Beside Us" copyright 2009 MM Sikes|