Saturday, March 20, 2021

"the more angels I shall paint" and daily painting number 23

“I remember once, in talking to Mr. Burne-Jones about modern science, his saying to me,
‘the more materialistic science becomes, the more angels shall I paint: their wings are my protest in favour of the immortality of the soul.’ But these are the intellectual speculations that underlie art. Where in the arts themselves are we to find that breadth of human sympathy which is the condition of all noble work; ...
 Whatever spiritual message an artist brings to his aid is a matter for his own soul. He may bring judgment like Michael Angelo or peace like Angelico;  Quote from Oscar Wilde

I have a collection of angel carvings and figurines. Much like my collection of seashells they are mostly from the Philippines where there are many woodcarvers and some beautiful tropical hardwood. 
This angel is made from black fired clay, from Guatemala which is another destination where I have enjoyed travels and wonders. 
I paired it with one white rose. No significant reason for one white rose, but if I think of one I will be sure to say.
I'm still working on my daily painting project, I'm not going to manage to produce 30 paintings in 30 days but it is a discipline to keep going.