Byzantine Bohemian

Medieval History—an iconic view …

"In Scripture the visitation of an angel is always alarming; it has to begin by saying 'Fear not.' The Victorian angel looks as if it were going to say, 'There, there'.”  -- C.S. Lewis

As some of you know, I am back in school. As an undergraduate I took about 40 hours of graduate level work, but back in those days there weren't the dual-degree programs there are now. 

(hhhhrrrrmmmmppphhh!) I am currently in the last stages of earning my masters degree in History. None of my past undergraduate work applied (it was too long ago), but I will emerge a more mature and learned graduate due to my life experience and age (cough cough).

Recently I was thoroughly immersed in a class on Medieval European History when I finally got a bug to paint again (such a bug went missing after my numerous surgeries in 2010-2011). I created four 16” x 20” canvas angel icons in mixed media. I textured my black canvases with kraft paper, plaster, and silk. I used acrylic on the portraits along with paper mosaics, vintage sari silks, and upholstery tacks.
My four angels turned out beautifully.

(I am currently offering professionally produced Giclees of these which I have hand-embellished with gold and pearlescent detailing. They are 8x10, 11x14, and 16x20 on heavy watercolor stock).

"If you had eyes to see, you would perceive a bodyguard of angels always attending every one of the blood-bought family." - CH Spurgeon


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