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It’s fun painting the angel’s wings. I’ve used pictures of doves I found on as reference for the plumage. My large Bright (square) brush is perfect for forming the individual feathers. The wings are continued over the edge and on to the side of the gallery wrapped canvas.

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Next I block in the angel’s face. Several mixes of Terra Rosa + MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + White in different proportions are used. A little Cadmium Red Light is added to the mix to make her rosy cheeks.

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The details of the face are made with a fine liner brush. My wrist is braced against the mahl stick in order to steady my hand. What is a mahl stick?  CLICK HERE to find out.

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The face is complete. Since her Daughter-in-Law’s hair is dark brown Terry asked me to make the guardian angel’s the same. Her glossy hair reflects some of the blue from the sky.

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Now her arms and hands are blocked in with paint left over from the face. You can click on this or any of the other images to see them larger.

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Flower stems are bundled with a bright red ribbon that flows in the breeze. The basic color is Cadmium Red Deep while the highlights are made with pure Cadmium Red Light. That’s all for today. Thank you for following along, hope you’ll come back again soon! Hugs,

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  1. Peggy Black Says:


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