Angelic Champagne 3 - drypoint coaster

Good and Evil, in artistic imbalance

In fact, I am with William Blake on this one (if I had to pretend NOT to be an atheist for a moment) – Devils should not be seen as ‘evil’, they are the appropriate balancing creative and chaotic force, to counteract the order personified by God and the angels. But believe what you will: I don’t, I simply like drawing them. So here, finished, are all the Angel and Demon coasters that you have seen glimpses of for the past few weeks. They are unfairly balanced: 6 devils to 4 angels, and yes, the devils are proving more popular….

drinking devil three

Encountering devils… again.

These are the second instalment in my collection of the drypoint demons (with wine), destined to become a nice group of coasters featuring original artwork. The first pair, if you missed them, appeared in this post: This was to be a group of six but, since the season for such things is fast approaching, I may  stick at a gourp of four demons and a second group of four angels. Angels are for Christmas; demons, of course, are timeless 😉

Finished painting: Don't Try This At Home

It’s true: sometimes a glass of wine really does solve your problems!

The July painting for my calendar is finished and I have done something I don’t usually do: I have added an element into a painting a long way down the line to almost finished. This usually never happens. Here it is: (click on the picture and then click on it again, to see it bigger) The difference is another glass of wine. Yay! 🙂 To be fair a wine glass is a fairly transparent object and so one of the few alterations I could have made. Extra fairies would be right out of the question. I just was not happy…