Christmas Angel

Angel, Christmas, Christmas gifts, Christmas Painting, green, ornament, photo effect, realism in watercolor, red, Sztukowski, Uncategorized, Watercolor
A little Christmas Angel spreads his wings ready to go on our Christmas Tree. My sister and I are decorating it this year. When we were kids we could not even imagine to have an Angel as a decoration. Soviet Union times prohibited all sort of things that imply religion. Even Santa was called Father Frost in order to avoid any religious meanings.

But we did make wishes on the New Year eve. The deal was to make as many wishes as you can while clock strikes 12. I had one wish per second. And now, in the Holiday Spirit I really wish for pretty much one thing (besides World Peace and Health for my Family and Friends and myself of course). I wish that my right arm would never fail and my eyes will be strong and sharp to paint more art.
8″x10″ Winsor & Newton Watercolor on 140 Cold Pressed Fabriano
Photo Reference – Masha Batkova

In Every Piece Of My Art
There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul

6 thoughts on “Christmas Angel

  1. Irina, this is such a lovely piece. I really love how soft you made the background in contrast with the angel. Good luck with your small watercolor boards, can't wait to see what you do with them:)

  2. That sounds like a wonderful wish (or two)! And I love how you've blurred the poinsettia and even the ornament so the focus is on the Christmas angel. Lovely painting and it would make a wonderful card.

  3. It was only when I read the comment that I realised this is a painting and not a photograph. What wonderful work.

    Did those in power not realise that in simply re-naming something it does not change it? Father frost would be an icon in his own right – a pagan god. (The original figure is a mix of ideas; one of them being a pagan god Bacchus; god of food, drink, partying and indulgence). People will create the things they need to get by, whatever they are called.

  4. Hi,Irina,
    Very charming painting and sophisticated techniques. But above all, I'd appreciate your sharing of the precious story. Wish you all the best.

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