I've tried my hand at another small angel painting. I have one very favorite knife to paint with but a palette knife painting at this size requries a smaller one. So I've been using the Langnickle J-3 for these - it still has enough flex and a good sized tip. Still, these smaller paintings are a little difficult to paint loose and not just make it into a huge blurr. Had to use a brush here and there to make sure the colors were where I wanted them to be.
A few weeks ago, my doorbell rang and a lady delivery person asked me my name then handed me this lovely bouquet. Full of pink roses, carnations, stocks, heathers and big yellow lilies. Oh how I love delivered flowers for no special occasion but just to be told "I'm thinking of you".
A Realtor friend had remembered that I'd painted several "house angels" in the past. I was a Realtor in my past life, actually so house angels seemed an appropriate subject for me. I had no angels to sell her as they'd all been sold so I painted this little one; the size was her request.
I usually paint my angels a wee bit bigger than this 5 x 5 inch format - but this request got me thinking. Maybe this smaller size might be a nice size as Christmas gifts? What do you think of angel paintings as Christmas gifts?