Paintings: Make-Shift Angel XV: Make Do & Mend

"Make-Shift Angel XV: Make Do & Mend"
9 x 12"
Acrylic on canvas
Not For Sale
Make-Shift Angel, the novel, is now available!

Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.

When I painted my first "Make-Shift Angel" back in 2007, I didn't expect it to become a series, but time has proven otherwise. Indeed, they are my favorite paintings of my own and are quite often the most personal. They are also hell on my hands--all that detail work adds up! After finishing "Make-Shift Angel XIV: Stasis" and many slatherings of Icy Hot, I started thinking about a hand-specific angel and how it related to my favorite frugal philosophy. Making do and mending is arguably the theme of the series as whole, but I wanted a deliberate ode to creators and re-users... and to these worn hands of mine, which have so many paintings to go.


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