As usual, the underpainting was done using red acrylics. The background was then done in Oils.
I’m going for an entirely different color theme on this one. There is a bit of a greenish hue to the sky, and while it doesn’t seem to photograph all that well, it looks great in person. The softness of the clouds and horizon create a sense of wonderment and peace.
First Day of Oils
I know… it’s totally unbelievable… I’m actually working on this one!!
Sometimes with a work such as this, you place so much importance on a particular element that it takes on a life of it’s own. For me, the fear of painting (and ruining) the angel kept me from returning to this piece for 6 weeks.
At a moment when confidence is high, you jump back in and accept the challenge. Here, I have added the (first) angel. She came out fine – a lot of fretting over nothing, but such is the life of an artist.
For me, there is a great deal of significance in this piece. There are so many possible meanings that can be interpreted in the “First Angel”, such as a first childhood sweetheart or a first child, and far beyond those. It is also the first angel I have painted as well, so I guess it really falls to the viewer to determine who, or what the first angel represents. It is a metaphor for so many “firsts” in our lives. This personal significance made this an easy project to get involved in.
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© 1996-2023 – David Fedeli Fine Art • All rights reserved