Archive for the Fantasy Category

Water

Posted in Fantasy, Landscape, Nature, Oil Painting, Water with tags , , , , , , on December 12, 2017 by Angie Coleman

The River sf

Oils     24″ x 48″

 

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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.

Unicorn

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

Fantasy

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.

Mermaid

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

Mermaid

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″
Oils

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.