24.000 x 36.000 x 1.000 inches
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Angel Of Compassion
Kristina Laurendi Havens
Painting - Mixed Media On Panel
A large painting based on a photo I took of an Angel sculpture in Rome. Acrylic on masonite, 24" x 36".
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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October 20th, 2011
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