The Visitation

A process story

This painting is the result of a photoshoot that was originally meant to gather references for an allegorical painting of the 12 virgins.

While we were out I pulled out some feathers. I don't know where the history of angels having feathers came from, but I love the effect and the echo of classical historical masterpieces.

I was very blessed to have a set of beautiful young models willing to let me pin them up in bed sheets and feathers.

These special young women just glowed in the sunlight.

There reference pictures were taken near my home in northern Colorado.

© 2017 Crystal Despain