Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Angels for the Season

As I thought, I haven't done much since last time and am unlikely to do much before Christmas (still got most of my shopping to do!) so I'll just post the mosaic
angels I sketched at Zoo Lake last week - bringing my best wishes for a very Happy Christmas to those who celebrate it, and for a wonderful holiday season with friends and family to everyone.
The angels, in the grounds of moyo restaurant at Zoo Lake are bigger than life-size (if angels have a life-size? Bigger than people size anyway!) and sort of hidden in the foliage so you only realise they're there quite slowly unless you know - quite a lovely if eerie sensation of being watched. It takes even longer to spot the cement frogs sitting smiling at you in the foreground, I think if I hadn't been drawing I would have missed them!

11 comments:

martinealison said...

Joyeuses fêtes à vous et à tous ceux que vous aimez...
Bisous

RHCarpenter said...

Looks like an angel just to watch over the frogs :) Thanks for sharing and happy holidays to you and your family, too!

Suzanne McDermott said...

Angels and frogs! I've never thought of the two together. It's always amazing to discover in our drawing process what we might otherwise have missed. Odd looking angels - at least from a Greco-Roman perspective. I wonder if they're made from cement. They almost look ready for mosaic inlay!

Have fun with the shopping but especially with your family and friends over the holidays. With much love and good wishes.... XO

travelingsuep said...

Happy Christmas Cathy.

Thanks for sharing this lovely angel.

MrsDoF said...

While Angels watched the frogs all night...
Thank You for all your beautiful art, whenever you show it for us :)

Happy Holidays! from the snow-covered prairie of central Illinois.

Cathy Gatland said...

Thanks everyone - hope you're all enjoying the Holidays, Suzanne, they are made of cement with mirror and ceramic inlays.

:-D Diane!

africantapestry said...

Hee...it is for a reason the angels are hiddne...we aren't supposed to see them, non?
Great capture and the cute frogs...I'm a frog lover...they are too cute.
Hope you are having a happy holiday time..
Ronell

A Brush with Color said...

Oh, I love them! and the frogs are fabulous all smiling and watching over us all. Happy holidays to you!!

Arts web show said...

This is fantastic.
The frogs seem to creep out of the artwork in the sense that they belong to this nature.
Almost haunting in a way.

Tim Robinson said...

I absolutely love the looseness in your work!

Charlene Brown said...

You've conveyed the ethereal, barely-of-this-world quality I'm sure angels are meant to have. Who knows? Perhaps these reassuring beings are all over the place, noticed only by sketchers and other observant individuals...