I started this digital painting almost two years ago, intending to give it to my mother for Christmas in 2012, but it just wasn’t coming together at the time and got set aside indefinitely. Last November, I finally had an epiphany about where I wanted to go with it and decided to tackle it for Christmas 2013. I had another couple of false starts working out the pose and various details, not to mention the challenge of learning how to paint lots and lots of feathers, but I finally had a version I was happy with in about three weeks. The end result was printed on canvas and mounted on a 16″x20″ stretcher board, which Mom plans to put in a nice frame later this week. She loves anything and everything to do with angels so I think it worked out to be a pretty successful gift.