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Angel Wing - 24x30 Acrylic on Stretched Canvas with Gallery Wrap Yellow Ochre Border

Angel Wing

24x30 Acrylic on Stretched Canvas with Gallery Wrap Yellow Ochre Border

The painting was inspired by a lifetime of awe. In the artist’s opinion, one of the most beautiful arrangements of color occurs on the speculum of a duck’s wings. It became apparent that there needs to be an entire series of paintings of at least waterfowl wings depicting the striking beauty of our Master’s brush of creation. This wing is an artful study of probably the most colorful wing of any waterfowl - the blue wing teal. The name for this piece is derived from a true story about “Jack-Jack” Eroche, son of famed attorney, William, “Bill” Eroche. Jack-Jack, a bright eyed lad holding his 4-10 shotgun, while sitting in awe as many blue winged teal swarmed into their decoy spread exclaimed, “Dad, those look like little angels”. His father replied, “Shoot those little angels!”. As usual, Jack-Jack spoke in unblemished truth as he shared in the artist’s awe at the breathtaking perfection of the colorful, angelic creatures. Yes Jack, God does allow us to know and see angels.
 
“The cherubim had their wings spread upward, overshadowing the cover with them.
The cherubim faced each other, looking toward the cover.”

Exodus 37:8-10
 
“The priests then brought the ark of the LORD’s covenant to its place
in the inner sanctuary of the temple, the Most Holy Place,
and put it beneath the wings of the cherubim.”

1 Kings 8:5-7

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