Sunday 24 April 2011

Angel of Summer - IAE Challenge

"Sometimes what we believe is coincidence is really just getting ourselves caught in an angel booby trap"  ~Grey Livingston.
The theme for this week's Inspiration Avenue Art Challenge was "angels". 

I'm not usually an overly sentimental sort of person, but at times in my life I've felt that I have a guardian angel.

The theme (along with the lovely sunshine we're having here) inspired me to think of an angel for each season. This is my interpretation of the "Angel of Summer" - I pictured her with roses in her hair and surrounded by butterflies! She still needs a little more work I think, but I like her so far!

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As this theme also ties in with the Art Auction we will be hosting May1st - 7th (all proceeds go to the charity Angel Faces) this may well be my auction piece.

Do you believe in angels?


  1. Your guardian angel has such a pretty face.
    Perfect to represent the beauty of Summer.

  2. She is lovely, Angie! She represents the light airiness of summer perfectly. I do believe there are angels around us, we just have to pay attention!

  3. Hi Angie! That's a great quote you chose.
    Your Angel is so pretty, I am very impressed with her hair...I find hair a real challenge.
    I believe in Angels! And Angies :)

  4. This is soooo realistic and beautiful, Angie!

  5. YES YES and YES!! :) Angie ... i think this is the first time i've seen you paint a portrait, and oh wow!! it's beautiful! she's beautiful! she's real and her eyes tell a million stories ... well she's an angel afterall ;)

  6. Oh Angie... your angel is divine... I LOVE her... the quote is fabulous... and YES I certainly believe :)))

    Jenny x

  7. Wow, she is gorgeous! I love the butterflies too. Such a summery painting. Nicely done, Angie.

  8. Love her! And yes I believe in Angels, we all have a guardian Angel just sometimes we don't tune in and let them communicate with us! We just need to open our hearts, trust and listen.


  9. Your angel is so beautiful and the elements around her add so much to her. I believe in angels because like you said I have felt their presents during some special times of my life. Wonderful painting.

  10. I think the angel is fabulous, love all the butterflies too. take care, always love seeing your work. have a great week.

  11. Oh she is so beautiful - pretty and warm! You are so talented. I love the addition and depth of the butterflies. Gorgeous angel art!

    Kat X

  12. I do believe in angels and yours is SO beautifu1! I love her expression and the way you've surrounded her with butterflies and flowers- just beautiful!

  13. Sorry, that was supposed to be "beautiful"- just starting on my coffee......

  14. She is truly gorgeous. The butterflies and flowers add the perfect touches.