This header is a pastel painting I did in 2009 is of a place in the Netherlands, my country of origin, after a photo shot by Dick Witte.

Some of the painters who have influenced me:
Mondriaan, Hopper
O"Keefe, Weyeth
Singer Sargent
van Gogh, Rembrandt
Picasso, Escher

Since this is my second blog page, it generally takes me longer (sometimes very long) to reply to your comments, but I do read and love them!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

ANGEL OF THE MUSIC ARTS

24 x 30, Oil, 

NOTES

Okay with me if you don't believe in angels. You can still enjoy the painting:)
But to make my intent clear, this is an angel of music and worship unto God. 

- On top of the left sleeve are different kinds of flutes  
- on  upper right sleeve are paint brushes.
- included ballet slippers for dance and a banner or flag, for artists who do flag work. 
One time I saw a guy dressed in a white shirt and black pants 
in his twenties (?) handling 4 white shiny flags at once -it was pure artistry! 
- for the story on the flutes, 
go to main blog page at end of weekend January 14 (click on right side bar Mysteries)

17 comments:

SouthernSass said...

Very lovely!

DawnTreader said...

Peaceful and kind of intense at the same time! I'm glad you included the explanation of the shoes and the flag, I would have had difficulties getting that reference "by myself" I think.

Diane AZ said...

She's beautiful and I love your colors and brushstrokes!

Carolyn Ford said...

Your paintings are so lovely. I am really liking the Bridal Veil Falls at Yosemite! I photographed that area last March...oh, what a dream place it is! Thank you for visiting my blog, too!

Carletta said...

This is very beautiful!
It doesn't hurt that she's redheaded. :)

jeannette said...

Southern Sass,
I like to portray angels in a very personal, intimate, and at the same time powerful way:)

Monika,
To show both sides is exactly my intent! (thanks for seeing that:) )

JDS said...

That is a beautiful painting and very evocative. It makes me think of listening to instrumental music around a winter campfire, which is a perfect way to spend time in, yes, God's Creation!

Betsy Grant said...

There is a sublime quality to your work - especially your paintings of angels that induces a feeling of serenity and upliftment. It is very wonderful.

EG Wow said...

This is a beautiful painting! Your choice of colours is fabulous!

Redruby said...

such a talent...love this one!
me and my blogs are following your lovely blog!
See The World
Natures's Beauty
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jeannette said...

Diana AZ,
The process of this painting were like learning to ride a bike:) because at that time these colors were new to me:)

Carolyn,
Almost every year we go to Yosemite, because hubby can hike, which he loves, and I can paint at the time that he is hiking!

Carletta,
You must like redheads (just kidding) -I'm envious of them, so for years I dyed my hear red:):)

JDS,
Thanks you, it's quite a compliment that you caught my intention! When in God's presence, one can take anything!

Betsy,
Thank you very much, Betsy. This is the effect music has on me! I dry up inside when I'm too long away from it!

EGWow,
Thank you, bloggie friend! This is how I think about the pics you post! I have come back more than once with some post, because your pic draws people (me, at least) in!

RedRuby,
My skill is pure hard work, but the subject is so inspirational -I don't know how a painting could bum! Thanks for the follow!

Cibelo Morais said...

Agradável composição, com um bom equilibrio cromático e um movimento execelente! Gosto.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Thank you for sharing Jeanette! I love the poinsietta tree.

jeannette said...

Cibelo,
Thank you -and also for your visit! Yes, I like to include movement wherever I can:)

Sallie,
Thank you, Friend!

Betsy Grant said...

I love this and posted it on my blog. Thank you!

jeannette said...

I feel honored, Betsy! Thank you so much")

OceanoAzul.Sonhos said...

So beautiful...

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