The second angel painting is coming along! I still have to work on her face, and the leg is feeling a little large compared to her torso/arm, so I will play with that a bit more. I also want to work on the value range - while the black shadows do "pop" right not, I feel like there could be more variety within the shadows - lighten them up a bit.
Up until now, I haven't been looking at both of the paintings together. I didn't want to try and "copy" what I did in the first painting - just let the second angel happen on it's own. But I want to make sure they work well together as a series, so I put them side-by-side to see what could be done to accomplish that. One thing I've noticed - I like the angel wings in the painting on the right - they feel like they are developed to the same level as the body/folds, where the angel wings in the painting on the left feel different. I think I will go back and define the angel wings a little bit more.
The angel on the left is entitled Hope - and this quote sums up the feel of the piece
“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow them.”
Louisa May Alcott.
I think the 2nd angel will be titled "Compassion" - any ideas for a good quote to go with it?