Angels or Fairies?
Sometimes things happen while you are painting that are completely unexpected. I took several pieces of paper this morning and created colour washes on them. As my theme for today was painting in cool colours to represent the cold wintry weather outside I opted for one purple and one blue shade and allowed these to flow across my paper fusing, merging and making patterns as they evolved during the drying process.
I left my studio and headed for a coffee break in our cottage. When I returned to my studio over an hour later I was amazed to see how one wash, seen below, had dried.
Can you see what I see?
Figures appearing in my wash.
I see figures flying in the sky. To me they seem like angels on the wing. But they could also be taken for fairies. Both are Christmas symbols.
Either way, I loved what happened so I added a few hints around some of the figure edges and loved the painting as it is.
So here is my "Angels on The Wing " painting.
"Angels on the Wing"
Actually I know a few of my friends and contacts could really do with a huge hug or an angel on their shoulder right now.
So from me to you, a Christmas Angel is now on your Shoulder and may she watch over you!
Artist Tips for the Day?
1) Keep practising those washes.
2) Don't be in a rush when you work on a first wash, take your time and see what might be appearing in it.
3) Believe in the magic that can happen with watercolour!