Painting - Digital Reflection Painting
I was enjoying the colors in this piece and having a great time making it. I finished the process of reflecting the image and sat back and looked at it.
I realized that it was a picture of a guardian angel......In my opinion anyway.
"An angel (from the Greek ἄνγελος - �ngelos) is a supernatural being or spirit, usually humanoid in form, found in various religions and mythologies.
The theological study of angels is known as "angelology". In Zoroastrianism and Abrahamic religions they are often depicted as benevolent celestial beings who act as intermediaries between Heaven and Earth, or as guardian spirits or a guiding influence.
The term "angel" has also been expanded to various notions of spirits found in many other religious traditions. Other roles of angels include protecting and guiding human beings, and carrying out God's tasks.
In art, angels are often depicted with wings on their back, a halo, robes and various forms of glowing light." - Wikipedia
This painting started out as a picture of a lily and also one of clouds in the sky. I overlaid the flower on the clouds. Then I painted and reflected the original image into a whole new image. I am retaining as much of the original textures as possible. I am using only the colors that originated in the picture when it was a photograph. I am using these colors as a starting point for the picture. Then I choose which textures to use to complement the colors. Then I start painting and when I have painted to my hearts content I create a new layer, reverse it and overlay it onto the original image. I call this a Reflection.
I am really enjoying using the photographs I have taken over the years as starting points for new individual artworks. I lover the tools that are available to help us create ever new and changing art works. A Wacom tablet and Photoshop software have opened up a whole new world of creative options for me.
March 8th, 2013
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