Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Angel of Death - #10 of Art Inspired by the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Angel of Death - 2010 - Art inspired by Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill - encaustics on wood - 8 x 8 in.

Time flies. Day 63? 64? and BP keeps committing public relation fiascos. Everyone wants BP to plug both the oil flow and their mouths. This is the 10th art piece of my series about the oil spill...and my feelings just keep going while I try to avoid the media coverage of this event. 

This piece was done using carving tools with the encaustics (beeswax paint). 

I often us my digital camera as a second set of eyes while working on an art piece. The camera shows me adjustments and ideas on how to improve the art piece. Sometimes, the digital image will tell me what to do right away, or like this time, the digital image takes a few days to tell me anything at all. 

This time, the digital image tells me to stop and reveals the angel. She is there in the actual piece, too. Do you see her? May the angel of mercy soon follow her!

Angeline Marie of

PS: If you wish to see the other art works in the oil spill series, please visit my page that has at least seven of the works with the blog links made easy to find. 


Jason L. Eldridge said...

Wow, this one is creepy. I love it!!! Even with the digital image I get the sense of texture and depth to the painting. Trust me that is a hard sell via the digital image. Great job!

Angeline-Marie said...

Jason: Creepy like the oil spill. Heard the cap was taken off because it was bumped and the vents moved/damaged. So, back to the original amount of oil spilling in the Gulf.
I learn from the photographer...and am still tossing a particular idea around...LOL.

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