'Even The Angels Wept' An Epiphany by luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast


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Inspired by my cancer treatment back in 1999, I was one of the survivors, the kids I was with I don’t know, they were very ill. What ever way it turned out we were all blessed, you could feel it in the room.

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The Lark Ascending

Even the angels wept
for joy
I do not know
I was only a visitor

Anti-Cancer Painting

The thought above comes from an old Missouri saying ‘The angels in heaven weep for joy when the young join their ranks in heaven’.

Mouse drawn and painted in photoshop 5.5.
Windows ‘98 platform. The face is one I have used and repainted many times, from Botticelli’s ‘Venus’.


  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottalmost 5 years ago

    So very beautiful, Norval. In my wildest dreams, I can’t imagine all the thoughts running through the mind & the flood of emotions that occur when the Dr. says “cancer”. It’s probably the most dreaded thing in today’s world.

  • First numb, then——-lets get this show on the road, the sooner the better:-D.

    – luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast

  • Rhinovangogh
    Rhinovangoghalmost 5 years ago

    Very pretty Norval. I wish you happy holidays and hope you have many creative years ahead! Best, J

  • Thank you. You have happy holidays too, They are coming upon us fast.

    – luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moorealmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful face, Norval, and an elegant setting for this lady. This beautiful message in art is inspired, Norval.

  • Thank you Frannie, this image is a memory painting. My bout with cancer was over ten years ago. I was on pump chemo 24 hrs a day and had to go in each day. One day a week they had to schedule me in with the teenagers. It was summer and heres these kids in their brightly colored clothes clutching at normalcy in an unreal situation. This image has stayed with me all these years.

    – luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast

  • leonie7
    leonie7almost 5 years ago

    stuning just beautiful

  • Thank you

    – luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 5 years ago

    norvil a beautiful creation. I have been there so i wish you strength and love .it helped to create if you care to look I did 3 paintings about this and theyare on this site earlty on ,do,t wait 3 years to continue . LOve from my heart to yours LIZ

  • I looked, Liz, wonderful. Thank you for the nice comments.

    – luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast

    JUSTARTalmost 5 years ago


  • Thank you

    – luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast

  • jimmie
    jimmiealmost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous,Norval. Keep them coming

  • Thank you Jimmie, I don’t know wheather this old computer will stand another like this. photoshoped up to a 100 megs, then saved to jpeg to get the mega bites down. Did this 4 times before it was finished. this is the fifth jpeg save.

    – luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast

  • bev langby
    bev langbyalmost 5 years ago

    wonderful my friend and im so happy u are back at it , and wow this is brilliant xxx

  • It’s been on the board for months Bev. I decided time to finish it.

    – luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 5 years ago

    Very lovely work of art. I like the way there is extremes in the textures.

  • Thank you Bunny

    – luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonalmost 5 years ago

    Stunning, Stunning work. Beautiful colours and textures and also the softness.

  • Thank You Joy, I need to go in and do some repaint.

    – luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast

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