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Deep in Thought by © Angela L Walker

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  • Featured in Art Universe July 2012
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Art makes my life tolerable!
It isn’t a luxury…
like my capacity for
understanding,
experiencing joy
and accepting the daily challenges of living…
My art is as vital as breathing…
My ART
is LIFE.

© 2012 Angela L Walker

This mixed media painting is made from acrylic, Inktense pencils, and FW acrylic ink on natural Shell Paper (see below).

Shell Paper is a multi-media paper made with actual shell emulsion, specially designed to accept acrylics, watercolors, inks, pastels, and even oil pastels! The paper comes in colors and natural white; colored papers are made using organic pigments, and natural white adds a beautiful pearlescent effect to transparent washes. Surface is lustrious and semi-absorbant. In fact, the calcium in the shell coating allows for wet media techniques, making Shell Paper the ideal surface for multimedia expressions using a wide array of media from crayon and charcoal to fluid acrylics and inks.

The paper is handmade sheet by sheet, so each piece of Shell Paper is unique and somewhat different than the next.

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acrylic, ink, summer, greenery, textured, feelings, thoughtful, woman, hope, faith, happiness, jubilation, joy, joyful, reflections, understanding, vibrant, abstract, african american art, sunny day, color, colorful, art therapy, grief therapy, survivor, creative, creativity, inspiration

I’m an abstract-expressionist painter… a mixed media, encaustic, collage artist who uses a non-objective, emotive style of creative expression and visual messaging. I create to survive, to LIVE with more JOY and less pain. ART (plus faith in God) is what sustains me.

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Comments

  • Donna19
    Donna19almost 2 years ago

    Wow love this! I feel the same way

  • Thanks so much, Donna! :)

    – © Angela L Walker

  • sure2010
    sure2010almost 2 years ago

    Truly deep in thought..love your creation

  • Thanks much, my friend! :)

    – © Angela L Walker

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 2 years ago

    Exquisite illustration!!!

  • Thank you so much, Vigor! Shell paper is so wonderful on paint on… I just love it.

    – © Angela L Walker

  • JacqueLynn
    JacqueLynnalmost 2 years ago

    Yeah Ange…you SAID it all here! So NOW….I can read what is written in this piece: makes a lot of sense.

  • Girlfriend, I need to send you some of this paper… it is wonderful to paint on. Thanks so much for coming by to see this even though I’d already sent it to you… I really value your opinion! Hugs! Ange

    – © Angela L Walker

  • Kanchan Mahon
    Kanchan Mahonalmost 2 years ago

    I adore it!

  • Wow! Thank you very much, Kanchan! :)

    – © Angela L Walker

  • Marriet
    Marrietalmost 2 years ago

    Oh, this is so wonderful. Full of life and color and jazz.

  • Yea! Thanks so much, Marriet! Your comments make me very happy! :)

    – © Angela L Walker

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 2 years ago

    07-16-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Girl, THANK YOU! I am jumping up and down that you chose to accept this piece, Kira! It kicked my butt learning to work on that Shell Paper and I am so glad you liked it enough to feature it! Hooray! :)

    – © Angela L Walker

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 2 years ago

    Afav for sure. Well done. Liz

  • Thanks much, Liz! Really happy you like this piece… really happy! :)

    – © Angela L Walker

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaalmost 2 years ago


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    rocamiadesignalmost 2 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!

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