Friday, December 10, 2010

Nativity Angels



I painted these angel panels for a Nativity presepio last year. Looking back on the photos of the panels this year, they don't seem as bad as I thought they were. I almost could have made them into Christmas cards or something. At the time of installation I was somewhat embarrassed about the paintings - thinking they were too schmaltzy. I never was asked back to paint more panels, so I wondered if the work I did wasn't quite right - it may not fit in with the display as it evolves from year to year now. I wasn't at all insulted about not being asked back mind you - I was more than content to do the work and move on.
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4 comments:

Owen said...

Do the work and move on - yes. That's what we should do, regardless of praise or lack thereof. You're also right that they are not as bad as whatever you thought last year.

Terry Nelson said...

Thanks Owen!

doughboy said...

i think they're beautiful.

Nan said...

But where else would they put a panel? There are angels in the hayloft and scenery out the back windows as well as the side windows. I don't see a logical place in which to add more.