Archive for the Fantasy Category

The Emperor’s Concubine

Posted in Fantasy, Oil Painting, Woman with tags , , on August 17, 2015 by Angie Coleman

The Emperor's Concubine

Oil     26″ x 26″

I promised photos but my older model computer and poor internet connection on the road made that unrealistic.   Then the photos I took proved to be good references for paintings but nothing more descriptive, certainly not the awe-inspiring images I was trying to capture.   Restlessness grew into a crisis of orientation that made me dissatisfied with every piece of art I worked on.   I finally began to question the ways, big and small that I am still chasing someone else’s idea of art instead of my own vision.   At core, I am as enthusiastic about art taking me exactly where it has in mind to take me as it seems to be in taking me there.   I knew the ‘crisis’ had passed at least for the time being when I went into my studio and started this painting.   Maybe this signals that it’s time for a change in direction.



Posted in Fantasy, Oils with tags , , , , on May 5, 2015 by Angie Coleman


Oil     12″ x 9″

Avian Warrior

Posted in Fantasy, Watercolors with tags , , , on May 1, 2015 by Angie Coleman

Avian Warrior

Watercolor     15″ x 11″

Stepping Out

Posted in Fantasy, Watercolors, Wildlife with tags , , , on March 3, 2015 by Angie Coleman

Stepping Out

Watercolor     12″ x 16″

I had a dream that a beautiful blue bird came into my life, a companion who went with me everywhere.   After this dream I did some research on blue birds and one of the photos I came across was of this jaunty fellow stepping along.   I found his confident posture and attitude very appealing.   I added the top hat – it seemed like just the right prop.


Posted in Fantasy, Watercolors with tags , , , on March 2, 2015 by Angie Coleman


Watercolor                   22” x 30”

New Works

Posted in Fantasy, Oils with tags , , , , , , , on January 30, 2014 by Angie Coleman

Queen of the Flower Children

“Queen of the Flower Children”
12″ x 36″

Inspired by an exhibit proposal by the fiber arts group at the d’Art Center I began to think about a theme that centers around clothing. My idea is that, “If the clothes make the man, what do your clothes say about you?”
I began a series of paintings and this is one of the first images I created. I began this painting with the idea of a straight-forward young woman posed in a casual, flowing gown. Yet by the time I finished the piece she had come to represent more than just a girl, she is the Queen of that natural, organic love and connection with Mother Earth.

Pursuing an Idea/Playing with an image

Posted in Fantasy, Oils with tags , , , , , on December 16, 2013 by Angie Coleman

7 - 6 - 2013 Angel

“Guardian Angel”
Colored Pencil on blue paper
14″ x 11″
August, 2013

Media images spark an idea for an image of my own; the things I believe in and think about fuse with what I see out in the world and I make this drawing

#2 Oils 11-2         16 x 12

16″ x 12″
October, 2013

I am still playing with the idea and image; this time in oils I experiment with lighting and palette

#3 Oils 11-3        14 x 11

16″ x 12″
November, 2013

Switching to images of models I have worked with myself and my own photos I continue playing with the idea

12 x 36 Angel with Wing

“Angel’s Wing”
36″ x 12″
December, 2013

My latest painting playing with this image, just begun this past weekend. It still has quite a bit of work to do before it is completed, but I think perhaps it represents as far as I want to go with this idea.