Taking flight

Taking flight

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Taking flight © 2012 Laly Mille 50 x 65 cm - 19,7" x 25,6" Mixed media painting on canvas

A new painting today!

The title is a little tribute to the first mixed media book I ever bought ("Taking flight" by Kelly Rae Roberts), you could call it life-changing!

This one was a bit of a challenge as it turned out very different from what I had planned originally. You see, last year around Xmas I had painted this angel. And lately I really felt like painting another one.

I had started a background and roughly sketched a face...

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 But eventually the two didn't seem to work together. Still, I kept working on the face, hoping that at some point it would "fit":

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But it didn't. Of course that was really frustrating! But then I had to make a decision... and so the angel had to go. Well, not completely. You can't "see" it in the painting now, but I like to think that it's still there, hidden, invisible, but none the less present "backstage", like real angels are...

Taking Flight detail by Laly Mille

Here are a few close-ups to give you a better feel of the colors and texture.

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Spread your wings and take flight!

Taking Flight detail by Laly Mille