Saint Michael the Archangel (detail).
Been working on ideas and sketches for a series of works to be shown at a spiritual gallery here in Colorado. I'l be posting more about that soon!
Working on top of ochre-orange primed wood, I drew the angel with a brush and black paint, then began adding the tones using blue grey in four values. I like the rough look of the brush-and-paint, which I always hope will somewhat remain in the finished art.
Once it was cut out (using a scroll saw), colored glazes were applied in many varying layers. All that's left now is to build the shadow-box frame in which he'll be displayed. Then on to the next saint--probably Saint Francis of Assisi.
Thanks for reading!