Title "Angel of Compassion"
While exploring the Saint Angelo Castle in Rome, I took several photos of the gorgeous Angel sculptures that lined the Sant Angelo bridge that crosses over the "Fiume Tevere". The sunlight was exquisite, and I was in awe of the drapery and expresiveness of each sculpture.
I spent a long time sketching on the bridge. And when I got home, I painted this piece based on one of my photos.
The surface was prepared with a thick, textured layer of Gesso. I then slowly developed the form of the angel, her drapery, and her wings using transparent and opaque layers of paint. I would also use a fine sand paper to "erase" some of the paint, revealing layers underneath and developing a history to the surface.
The painting may appear black and white at first, but there are glazes of cranberry , blue, and copper in the folds of the drapery, giving a shimery effect to the surface.
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The partner to this painting
Visit my website to see more information about my "Italy Sketchbook" and the Angel paintings.
This painting is avaiable in small and large prints.
(All work is Copyright Kristina LAurendi Havens)