Broken Gate by © Angela L Walker

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  • Featured in Art Universe October 2012
  • Featured in Superbly Visual October 2012
  • Featured in Living Christianity October 2012
  • Featured in Abstract-Surreal Art October 2012

The 23rd Psalm was the inspiration for this piece:

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’ sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: For thou art with me;
Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;
Thou annointest my head with oil; My cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.

Quoted from the King James Version of the Holy Bible

This mixed media painting is made from acrylic and 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.

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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  • JacqueLynn
    JacqueLynnover 2 years ago

    Love this: the colors, the arrangement, the symbols.!

  • kenroome
    kenroomeover 2 years ago

    A beautiful rendering of, what to me, felt like a forgotten secret garden. Have you ever come across a garden gate, a place once loved and cared for but now, for whatever reasons, left long ago to be sown by the quiet natural hand? You walk through and feel all the plants and flowers reach out to you – to welcome you home. Such is the 23rd psalm for me, a forgotten garden corner of my soul, quietly tended by the Natural Hand, expecting me back home.
    I love the spirit of your art.

  • andy551
    andy551over 2 years ago

    wow! It’s so cool…love it

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 2 years ago

    10-21-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • JolanteHesse
    JolanteHesseover 2 years ago

    Love the energy in this work, my friend!

  • Thank you so much, Jolante! :) Hugs!

    – © Angela L Walker

  • Tammera
    Tammeraover 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your superb work!!

  • Thank you so much, Tammera! This news made my day! :)

    – © Angela L Walker

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 2 years ago

    Beautiful, I’m ready to sit in the garden and savor the fragrances.

  • :) I’ll make some coffee and/or tea and sit out there with you. Thanks so much, Frannie!

    – © Angela L Walker

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 2 years ago

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenover 2 years ago

  • Thank you so very much, Karen! :)

    – © Angela L Walker

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