Thursday, March 1, 2012


Army of Light, 24 x 30, Oil, © St Germain

My first post on Artistic Notes to eventually replace my Art Notes 
from my blog Mysteries,
to give it more weight and have its own followers.

You who have been following me know that my paintings go in many 
different directions: 
I already added: Landscapes in Oil, 
and who knows what else....:)

all my own paintings
 unless otherwise indicated.

No question in art is dumb, unless you're being silly.
Love if you would regularly return 

because I missed the side bar of the dynamic views,
I'm still experimenting with other backgrounds

Almost forgot,

This is one of my earliest paintings about angels
after my oldest daughter begged me to paint angels 
that were more up to the task than the little cute cupids!

What I researched angels to be
they are stronger than human beings,
 they show up when you or I are in trouble
they're kind of anonymous
(no face, no name, except for 
 3 arch angels)
some think that every person has 
his/her own guardian angel  
that's still a question mark for me -
they're not all the same and have different jobs

You may have your own opinion, 
(and you're very welcome to voice yours)
mine is that they are in service of
the Creator of the Universe
"to serve and protect" us.

Painted them as an army of light
in a dark world,
anonymous in face and clothes
purposefully not clear whether they have wings or not

it was an uphill battle to paint
five times I wiped the canvas clean
but the result was a sweet revenge
this was the beginning of a "blue period."

NB Note my message on side bar
 one art medium per page

click on the pic to get to the post for the memes


  1. Love your Army of Light, speaks strongly of angels to me, showing their strength and power.

    1. Took a leap today and separated my every day blog from my art blog, and you are the very first who comments! Cheers!

    2. Pieces of Sunshine - wow, you replied before I had the text posted, so you got the meaning I intended to portray! Thank you for visiting!

  2. Fascinating, but I see the ephermal quality of the angel as a comment on today, a world where our standards have declined i.e. politics and its people, religions that hurt and offend, and where truth even with its different interpretations is being negatively redefined. A world where the spin doctor or PR person is king, and we're not better for it. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River,. Canada.

    1. Gary,
      In a world that you are describing, we need more light, truth and goodness. Thank you for voicing your opinion! And loved your visit:)

  3. welcome to tina´s picstory! very beautiful artwork :)

    1. Thank you, Tina, on both accounts! Have a great weekend!

  4. Replies
    1. Thank you Mette -happy you like it - and thanks for visiting here!

  5. Replies
    1. Pierre, thank you! Do you do any work in oil, watercolor, or pastel/

  6. Have you ever seen a real angel?
    Regards from berlin, Uwe-jens

  7. Zeder,thank you for visiting! As to your question, have you?

  8. Lovely work, Emille. I really like your brushwork and the way you have handled the pale colours so that they shine forth form the darkness - very much attuned to your thoughts behind the painting.

  9. Nixblog,
    I can tell you have looked at more paintings:) Thank you for the comment!

    Thank you dear Betsy! Have a great week:)

  10. The hanging baskets in my part of the world are not even in the seed stages yet. :) Clicked on the “Army of Angels” painting and was impressed with how its sense of lightness was also able to convey power.

  11. Penelope,
    Thank you so much! Because it took me 5 times, before I turned out well, it touches me what viewers see!

  12. Your painting is most definitely of angels, Jesh! Your work is lovely! I'm off to check out your other blogs!!!

  13. Judie,
    Thanks so much! I purposefully waited with this blog, because I didn't know what I wanted -till now:)
    Thanks so much visiting here!

    Thanks so much for your visit,Doru! I'm curious what your name means?

  14. Love the communal strength in your angels...where individual identity blurs into an essence of sacred energy! Beautiful!

  15. Wow, truly amazing!

    Visiting for MYM- hope you can stop by:)

  16. Gemma,
    Thank you for visiting my new blog:)
    "see" you soon!

    Thank you for visiting here! Have a great weekend!

    Leah H.
    Happy you like it, Leah:) Thanks for your visit!

  17. Thanks for stopping by. I think you have a lot creative angels around you. I like the way you express your work.
    gr. Marijke

  18. Love it. I must send you a gull I once did which has rays streaming behind it.

  19. Marijke,
    Hartelijk dank! (have to prove I still remember Dutch:) )
    Thank you for your comment and your visit!

    Thank you! love to see your drawing or painting:)


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