Angels Do Wonderful Things


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Oil pastels were used over acrylic foundation… DSCF3853 DSCF3840

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Music I listened to while working on this painting:

“Fly” by Ludovico Einaudi

You can listen on the MusicPlayer at the top of this post.

Thoughts for this piece:

St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, Question #108 Hierarchies and Orders of the Angels

“As we have noticed, our human knowledge of angels is not direct and perfect; we cannot know angels as they are in themselves. In our imperfect way, we assign many angels to each order, even while we realize that, since each angel is a complete species, it has its own specific office, and, to that extent, its own order. We cannot discern what these specific offices and orders are. If star differ from star in glory, much more does angel differ from angel. Our classification of angelic orders is, therefore, a kind of general classification.”

Is there an order of angels that inspire artists? Do angels paint?  If so, can they use light as a medium?


Thanks for stopping by to look at my art ~Scarlett



Mother and Child Silhouettes


This is a simple art project using only colored paper, pencils, scissors, and glue.

I had students attempt to draw the silhouette of the mother and child using samples I made as a guide,

while I allowed the reluctant artists to trace patterns onto blue paper.  The students ranged from 1st-4th grade.

Here are two FREE patterns for you to use:

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I cut a few of the patterns from black cardstock for the classes to use. DSCF1108

I also made up two samples, one of each pattern, for them to use as a guide.  Look at Mattise’s Icarus for inspiration.DSCF1097 DSCF1109 DSCF1114

Here is a small sampling of finished pieces by my elementary students.  They turned out great and each one was unique! See more of the finished pieces here on my FB page.  I post weekly art projects, works in progress, and other artful endeavors on my FB page.
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Thanks for stopping by, hope you’re having a blessed holiday season.  ~Scarlett

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Madonna and Child with Dolphins


The dolphin was an early symbol in Christian art. Because dolphins swim alongside boats, they represent Christ who guides believers to heaven. More about the dolphin as a symbol for Christ can be read here.

More importantly to me, dolphins grieve and mourn their young.  The reason I chose dolphins for this painting is simply because I’m grieving and need help. I pray that God will help me back to the surface, just as dolphins help those in distress.


Light modeling paste brushed onto hair and baby’s blanket…


Lines drawn through the wet paste for texture…

Paint rubbed over dried paste on hair and baby blanket…





Add adhesive to areas where gold foil will be added and let dry…
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Gently rub gold foil (gold side up) over adhesive to add shiny gold leaf accents…

Love the hammered look of the star…


Have a blessed first week of Advent, friends. Thanks for stopping by.  ~Scarlett
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