St. Gabe

Got a sudden urge to paint some Saints, the Archangels are my faves because they are angels and saints. This is St. Gabriel guide and protector. Patron of those who work in communication, he is a messenger in scripture. I felt that he had to be midnight blue and silver leaf, I also added a little diamond dust around his form, it gave him a mystical feeling and the silver gives him a glowing quality. I love painting angels and saints, they are a favorite subject of mine, they make me feel good.
He is 50x21x.75 inches oil, cold wax, silver leaf and a little diamond dust. The edges are painted, signed front and back.