24" x 36" acrylic on canvas, unframed
There are so many angel cemetery monuments in Richmond, VA that it's hard to see them all. A visit to the Hollywood cemetery there is quite a visual feast, but if you go, take your hiking shoes! This lovely cemetery is located on very steep hills and the road winds among them. So far, I have a couple hundred photos from there, of adult angels, cherubs, and human figures. The kneeling angel depicted here was photographed mainly for the cascading flowers in her arms, that extend from her chest to the ground. I guess they will have to be the focus of another painting, because as this one took shape, they became unnecessary to the composition. The focus is on the color contrast and her gentle face. Hope you enjoy her and the peace she exudes.