Close-up of angel in Celestial... by Mary Anne Strachota

Close-up of angel in Celestial Intermediary

I have a separate photo in my gallery of the sky. I was so happy with the sky but I think the high contrast between it and the angel don't allow the camera to pick them up. I hope you will take a peek :D
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super picture, wonderfully pretty mix of colours,and those wings are perfect.
over 3 years ago
Appreciate your comment very much Debra :)
over 3 years
lovely angel, great colors and detail :}
over 3 years
Thank you Loretta :)
over 3 years
this is beautiful, love all the textures in this painting, the aureole of flowers and the feathers are stunning, fabulous work !
over 3 years
Thank you so much Isabelle! "aureole of flowers" sounds so much more elegant than "halo". Lovely term. Appreciate your lovely comment :)
over 3 years
Mary Ann, What a beautiful creative piece. Love her hat and the clever way her wings are and Oh, so delicate. Very beautifully done. Happy Holidays, Nancy
over 3 years
Thank you Nancy :) I hope your holidays are filled with love and blessings!
over 3 years
This is gorgous! I just love it! The detailing is amazing!
over 3 years
Thank you Debbie - very generous coming from someone who has accomplished such a lovely portrait :)
over 3 years
Oh the purity and the tenderness of the angel and her wings!
Fantastic composition, gorgeous colours!
over 3 years
Thank you for your lovely comment Marie-Line - I truly appreciate it :)
over 3 years
Absolutely gorgeous!!!!
over 3 years
Thank you Tamara!
over 3 years
Gorgeous! Love the colors, technique ,and feel of this piece. Excellent!
over 3 years
Thank you for such a kind and generous review Maggie!
over 3 years
This is lovely! I love the texture you created! Just absolutely beautifully done!
over 3 years
I appreciate your comments Anita - thank you so much!
over 3 years
lovely work!
over 3 years
Thank you Colleen!
over 3 years
oh my this has taken my breath away - your work is amazing - truly touches the heart. I adore how you have paitning the stars in blue and white/silver - very beautiful -
over 3 years
Such a generous comment Jules, thank you so much! I appreciate you taking the time to look I'm my gallery too :)
over 3 years
her wings are really beautiful. love the stars too great job on this one
over 3 years
Thank you Margaret - and thank you for taking the time to look in my gallery :)
over 3 years
This is just stunning, truely beautiful.
over 3 years
Thank you Bev - so glad you like her :)
over 3 years
Hi, I'm the administrator for the group Anything Classy, Elegant , Delicate or Fancy, and I'd love you to add this picture to the group.
[accept 2660] Beautiful! Take care-Sharon
over 3 years
magnifique. love all the colors,yowsa!!!!
over 3 years
Thank you Enrique!
over 2 years
Beautiful, Mary Ann, very ethereal, lovely pastel shades. Netta
over 2 years
Thank you Netta :)
over 2 years
Mary Anne this is a BEAUTIFUL painting! I want this angel watching over me!! I LOVE the delicate colours on the wings and the lovely stars as halo. Absolutely gorgeous!
over 1 year
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I have always been fascinated with color and the effect colors have on each other as well as how color could make me feel. I am a huge fan of Gustav Klimt and find myself especially drawn to his pairing of two and three-dimensional elements.

As early as I can remember, art was my thing. After the loss of a child, I lost my desire to sketch or paint. I avoided quiet...
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