Here I have some of my old and new drawings and paintings displayed. Romantic and gothic themes are some of my favorite subjects to work with. I love bright colors but I also like the pitch black of pen and the smudgy smoke of a pencil. http://saundraelise.deviantart.com/gallery/
In this old painting of mine a 6 winged angel holds an abused woman and he heals her womb and her heart with his hands. When I was younger I dealt with some abuse and I was confused because I thought that It was love but It wasn’t and I painted this picture to make myself feel a bit better. It appears sensual and sexy but its really about healing, which is what I tried to do.
This painting I created when I was feeling at my worst suffering with depression and angst. I read about stigmata and the belief and old saying that “suffering is beautiful.” I painted and created art to get through my darkest days in life and I made it! Angels have always been my first love when it comes to painting and drawing. They make me feel alive and at peace, especially when I create angel’s wings. The angel in this painting symbolizes my sense of tranquility I felt when I suffered and needed someone to hold me and console me. I identify with the pain of the sufferer and all they go through just to be closer to god.
When I’m waiting for my paintings to dry I will often draw other subjects from my mind. This keeps my creative energy flowing and its good for the soul as an artist to stay busy doing your art. When I use Walnut oil, my painting may take a few weeks, when I use liquin I can be a bit quicker, either way I love it! I thought of drawing the catholic rosary whilst making my own vodou rosary for the lwa.
This abstract portrait of mine was inspired by the Ge Rouge, “Red Eyes” aspect of the vodou lwa.
I was reading about the Children’s Crusades in the year 1212, and I felt awful for the kids forced into the warfare. I put my own modern take on this subject, I drew a child resting after battle with a band-aid on his cheek!
In this piece I create Erzulie Freda as the blushing bride, she weeps because the world and its human limitations are not enough for her. She is not satisfied.
Michael is my favorite angel, it is he who battled the enemy and won! I know St. Micheal’s prayer by heart and I always say it to myself when I feel negative energy around me.
With this painting I wanted to portray what Belial would represent as an all encompassing evil angel. The blood of the innocent is in his mouth and on his hands. Weapons of death and destruction are all around him and he arises from the sea bringing war, death and suffering.
Dinclinsin is another of the French Mysteries, those lwa that speak pure french when they possess someone. He is solemn and gloomy in this drawing, he is said to have a bad temper and a tendency to be cruel.
This drawing is titled “The Imp In The Drapes.”
Fallen angels resting their stiff limbs after battle. Titled “Eye Teeth After Battle.”
My Romance themed drawing titled “The Seraphim’s Kiss” I got deep into the idea of sex with angels while reading Rosemary Ellen Guiley’s book: Encyclopedia of Angels. She also wrote a chapter on sex with demons, from her descriptions of Belial I received my inspiration to create a picture of him.
I am a true “Italophile” I love everything Italian, it is my favorite culture language and style of art. When I was a teeny bopper I was OBSESSED with the Italian renaissance masters and all of their artwork. I still am, I love how powerful and dramatic the old masters of Italy were able to paint and draw. Angels are my first love, I would draw cherubs all day and all night. The angels of the old renaissance period in Italia really inspired me to paint and draw life-sized work and to create angels of my own. This drawing is called Roma-Amor after the great romantic city of Rome Italy. While going through my “lovey-dovey” sex with angels phase in my art, I created romantic themed pictures with angels as well. This drawing is my favorite because of the wings and the way the angel has his arms open. As if he is asking for love and affection and gesturing that he is willing to give his love and affection too. I have never been to Italy before but when I do go, I don’t think I’ll ever come back because I adore it so much! Hat tip to Aaron Bros. for doing such a wonderful job of taking my giant red canvas drawing that wasn’t even stretched and making it look amazing with the frame!