A host of musical angels surround the Madonna and child central motif. The technique on the Madonna is a softer religious painting look with just a hint of an icon-like style. The angels are a pure folk art interpretation and the trick is to keep them soft and understated, not too detailed, so that they will not detract from the center. The Christ Child holds a lamb and a heart, as symbols of His life and purpose. I often think of that magical night of His birth and know that He must have heard the music of the angels many times after that! May you too enjoy their wondrous melodies as you enjoy this piece. We wish you a blessed holiday time.
Painting medium of choice
Jo Sonja’s Artist’s Colors:
Indian Red Oxide
Napthol Red Light
#3-4 round brush, main painting brush.
#6-8 filbert, basing in large areas.
#6-8 old worn ﬁlber brush - cloud technique, applying glaze color.
#2 liner - fine details.
1" flat - for applying Retarder.
1" mop - softening glazes.