Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Moo Challenge #40

This week at Make a Moo or Two, the theme is angels, a subject close to my heart. Emma and I are in the tenth month of our mother/daughter writing pod, and my ongoing project is a novel about angels. I’ve been doing quite a bit of research on them and have collected plenty of images, so I remembered Gustave Courbet’s words when I read about this challenge. He said: Show me an angel and I will paint you one.
Like hands, wings are surprisingly difficult to draw, and in the end I borrowed two angels from a fragment of a 15th century altarpiece (displayed in Basle’s Kunstmuseum), and then engaged in some Photoshop-ing.

Even though it took quite a bit of time, these angels just would not be transformed into something new. They seemed to like themselves just the way they were, but since they are angels they did allow me to add a little decoration.

5 comments:

herminesplace said...

Both are gorgeous!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow these are fantastic.
Wonderful moo´s.

Femmy said...

wonderful moos!!

Lisa PN said...

Susan, These are great! Yes, i have had difficulty with wings in the past as well! I think that you did an awesome job!

Thanks for your kind words!

me again said...

Beautiful, beautiful!