Christmas is coming and I wanted to share with you one of my Christmas angels. This one was painted for a Chrismtas card.
I wanted a contrast between the starry sky and the bright angel. So, I used a deep blue (Windsor Blue) for the sky and placed in drops of white to indicate stars after the sky was completely dry. The angel wings and robe were painted wet on wet using a very pale Paynes Gray for shadows and a little bit of yellow on the wings.
The redbird on the branch was added as a sign of hope.....with the angel anticipating the birth of the Christ child!
May each of you experience the hope of Christmas and the best Christmas present ever---God's gift of Christ!