I did the original acrylic on canvas painting as part of a series of works depicting angels. I began adding wings and robes to sketches of figure models in the drawing sessions I was attending at the time. The first ones were pastel or charcoal on paper. Later, at the suggestion of a fellow artist, I drew them in charcoal and pastel on stretched and primed fabric. This particular painting was done from sketches and photos of a costumed model. It was begun as a demonstration piece at a local Christmas arts and crafts expo. Later, I photographed it and softened the digital image in Photoshop.
I’m posting it today because someone just bought a copy of the card on Zazzle. If you would like to see more of my Angel Series, they are available as prints, cards, or in a calendar on Zazzle.