|"Waiting to Fly" acrylic on masonite board 42 x 60.5 cm by Christina Lank|
Not only am I happy I finally managed to take a good picture of one of my paintings - I am also pretty happy with how my first painting completely done in Golden Open colors turned out. They are definitely a much different way of painting with acrylics, for better and sometimes also causing mild frustration ;)
|Close up of Eagle girls face, feathers in her hair and all|
The whole concept really came from her!
Before she modelled for Rebirth, she modelled for this painting, volunteering to be a Bird Girl.
Like all my bird girls, I see their face and I think of a bird spirit for them.
When I saw her I thought of this dry forest, a large bird of prey...but there was something more.
I felt anticipation. I got inspired by documentaries I saw on Nordic wildlife, and the giant nests eagles make in trees and thought it would be perfect having her sit up in one, with an eagle protector, just waiting for her chance to fly off into the horizon...
|close up of the golden eagle|
I think alot of women can feel this way, so I really wanted it to be complete for the show.
Today, I hopefully will be leaving it at Martin's to get framed in the same beautiful wooden frame as Rebirth, and then packaging up and sending both of them on their way, fingers crossed to a grand new home in the land of the stars ;)
I hope you all like the final result of this painting!
I have about 2 or 3 small paintings to do before my local art show here in Skurup - but more grand things to come I can assure you :D