Selaphiel (lost in prayer) – 36×48 Oils on Canvas


Selaphiel is one of the seven archangels of Catholic Tradition and Eastern Orthodox beliefs. he is usually depicted either as a thurifer (an incense burner) or in prayer with his arms crossed over his chest. I chose to depict him praying in that attitude but with a thurifer as well. the unusual shapes of light are cast from within the thurifer. in this way he appears lost in himself, in his prayers and meditation. but perhaps he is too consumed by his devotions to see what is happening in the wider world and in the church. perhaps he feels he has to atone for something, perhaps he is sorry for some of the things that have occurred in the church's name.  Perhaps he revels in prayer.

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This piece is Oils on Canvas painted in my signature ochre technique using layered washes and strategic removal of paint to create a wonderful three dimensional look and a strong emotional feel. Skin tones are produced using this technique with colors and glazes to enhance the emotive qualities and sketcherly aspect of the figures. The canvas is used as an element in this painting lending it’s texture to the overall work. The colors are warm, earthy and sensual with a wonderful tonal quality.

This Painting is presented on wide gallery wrapped canvas with professional hanging hardware. It is ready to hang on your wall. It is signed ‘Jennie’ on the front. All works are sent with a Certificate of Authenticity

All works are shipped via Australia Post Express and Express Courier International. I will issue with a tracking number when it is shipped. all works are securely boxed and padded and ship within one week.