Angel in Heaven
Angel in Heaven 2010 SOLD
Acrylic medium on stretched wooden cotton canvas
Size 19 11/16" x 19 11/16" inches (50 x 50 centimeters)
I fell in love with this painting. She was the first angel I painted, which promoted me to create a series of angel theme paintings. I undertook this commission based artwork for a client in 2010, took me 2 months to complete. I was given a photo by the client asking me to use that as a reference to what he required. Painted vertical on a cotton canvas using acrylic medium, set against a background of blue and white.
Her head in heaven, body elevated and gently gliding smoothly through the clouds. Hair and upper body of the dress painted in cadmium orange, sleeves are wide and full which blend into rest of the garment painted in soft green, with brown, grey and white vertical thick and thin gestural lines highlighting the creases. Holding a golden cross in her right hand while the left arm caresses against her chest, wings are stretched out displaying the details in the feathers, painted in dark grey with a hint of black to show the outlines. High level of detail is shown throughout the painting and several layers of paint is applied gradually.
I try with every finished work to breathe life into the painting. I want to capture the image with my brushes by careful and colorful strokes. The client was satisfied and happy with the end result.
Cotton canvas, artist quality brushes round and flat, acrylic paint, blue, gold, green, yellow, red, brown, white, black and colours blended. It's an original. Signed and dated.