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Angel of Thankfulness by TereseNielsen Angel of Thankfulness by TereseNielsen
This is another piece I did for the "Angel Quest" project, and actually I rarely "really" like all aspects of any piece that I do (I like parts of them) but for me I felt like the essence of this piece "thankfulness and gratitude" really came through. I also rarely (almost never) get to paint older people and I think they can radiate such beauty, wisdom and gentleness in their faces, so it was a pleasure to try and depict this.

This piece was created using acrylic and colored pencil and airbrush (which sprays acrylic). The halos interior is gold leaf and the small circles around the circumference was an old necklace I took apart. I used a dremel tool to grind off the eyelets on the necklace and then glued them right onto the piece. (dremels are one of my all-time favorite tools)

*** I have archival PRINTS in stock of many of my works. Please feel free to send a note if there is a particular one that interests you.
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Djeannot Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Magnificent and sublime.  You can feel the angel in the room.!
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is incredibly beautiful!
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Doisterea Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
I admire the idea, the colors, your style, everything.
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Gespar Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Lovely!:(
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oanaaaaaaa Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Student Photographer
amazingg
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my-immortals Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Stunning work! Truly enjoyed your gallery!
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:iconteresenielsen:
TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Thanks so much for looking!
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StarsColdNight Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
featured here [link] & [link] :D
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:iconteresenielsen:
TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Thank you!
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Angele-Mortis Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
This is really beautiful!
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:iconteresenielsen:
TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Thank you!
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Angele-Mortis Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
Your welcome!
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kleptopath Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
I love this. The feeling it evokes is like confessing something awful to someone caring and that weight of guilt just melts away.
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TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
I love that you shared that with me. Thank you!
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:iconnameda:
Nameda Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
you are featured here:
[link]
If you like have a look at the other features too :)
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:iconteresenielsen:
TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
Thanks for the feature! I'm in great company.
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:iconnameda:
Nameda Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
its a pleasure I enjoyed your gallery for sure
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karmievarya Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
Lovely! :heart:
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Angelia61 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this image! :heart:
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TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
I'm glad you do. I like this one very much as well.
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:iconluciole:
luciole Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This touched my heart!
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:iconteresenielsen:
TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
The highest of compliments.
Thank you. :bow:
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LuzyLu Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
Amazing. You really know what you do. It's so expresive, you can even hear music when you stare at it! Congrats!
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TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
thank you :bow:
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ElenaR Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
Featured this in my new journal --> [link]
Hope you don't mind ;)
:heart:
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:iconteresenielsen:
TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
What a gorgeous collection. Thanks for the feature.
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Lupa-Rutila Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
Wonderful pose... Great idea with the multiple mirrors effect :) It adds light and misticism, fragility.
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TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Love your description.
Can I quote you on that? :)
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:iconlupa-rutila:
Lupa-Rutila Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
Wow :) Yes, You can :D
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alilydarkly Featured By Owner May 30, 2008
:happycry: this is so impacting. thanks for sharing and I am glad that you have that insight about elders..I do as well..since very young. :So fittingly, this fascinating piece is featured here [link] hope you don't mind! :D
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toshema Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Allround beauiful!!!! A must fav!!! Your art is so insripating!!!!
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matthughes Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
one of my favorite portfolio pieces of your's. Love the hands :)
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bananaboo2 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
This is beautiful! Her veil looks gorgeous!
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outlawserenade Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
Insta :+fav:. There's nothing else that can be said that hasn't been said in the comments before mine. :jawdrop:
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nkdk Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
wow a masterpiece really amazing
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Very powerful, and i like the way you didn't use young model/subject in this (like most artists do), wonderful!!!
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aixado Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
beautiful !!!!
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TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
Thank you.
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aixado Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
my pleasure !!!:hug:
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giadrosich Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
A wonderful combination of style and technique! I love the textured areas as they play against the subject, and the colors choices!

My eyeballs are pleased and jumping with joy!

:D
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TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
Happy eyeballs jumping with joy are a good thing. : )

Thank you!
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giadrosich Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome!

:D
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008
Lovely piece, so very expressive! Its always a pleasure to discover another traditional painter =)
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:iconteresenielsen:
TereseNielsen Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
Thanks so much!
Looking at your work makes me miss painting from life. It's been SUCH a long time and there's nothing like it! I wonder if I'd remember how.
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
Its like riding a bike, you dont forget and yes painting from life is the greatest experience. We have a group of 12 or so artists that get together every Sat afternoon and split the model fee. Its a great social session too and we all get excited to talk about what we are working on. So hard to create art in a vacuum.
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Nyrak Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Her hands are so exquisitely expressive. I checked out your blog and the other cards are all amazing as well. How big is the original, if you don't mind my asking? I'm just so in love with your mixed media, and everything about your work! I bet the links look amazing IRL.
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alexandreafr Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
So beatiful and full of light.
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Rocketdog57 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing, such beautiful work! :heart:
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Roguehill Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I...just...

Oh my.

So wonderfully spiritual and human in the same instant. These Angel pieces are so lovingly beyond the ordinary.

Bravo!
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namelesshe Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008
This is beautiful! The detail is stunning, especially the hands. I love the contrast of the red beads at her wrists.
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