Another one of an extensive series of religious paintings in the churches and small country chapel of the Greek Islands. This pure, angelic face was in a church on the island of Kea, which is very close to Athens. I spent about 8 days on this island exploring. The lighting is from reflections in the glass over the painting, which I felt gives a spiritual quality to the image.


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  • Redviolin
    Redviolinover 3 years ago

    How lovely

  • Thanks so much Redviolin

    – Blake Steele

  • Tuliptree
    Tuliptreeover 3 years ago

    How lucky to have been caught by the light like that! Beautiful.

  • Thanks Tulip… hope all is well with you.

    – Blake Steele

  • CiaLundTorroll
    CiaLundTorrollover 3 years ago

    I love what the reflections have done to her.

    What an expression she wears.

  • Yes, she is like a deer or antelope.

    – Blake Steele

  • aartwaven
    aartwavenover 3 years ago

    beautiful image, such expressive, compassionate eyes

  • Thanks Aartwaven. That’s true.

    – Blake Steele

  • donnamalone
    donnamaloneover 3 years ago

    Holy vision

  • Innocence is holy. Thanks Donnamalone.

    – Blake Steele

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 3 years ago

    beautiful soft image. excellent treatment.

  • Thanks LisaBeth. Much Love to you.

    – Blake Steele

  • hsien-ku
    hsien-kuover 3 years ago

    just beautiful blake

  • Thanks so much, HK… I appreciate your comment.

    – Blake Steele

  • Dulcina
    Dulcinaover 3 years ago

    I think there is more than reflections in the glass here… I think the Divine Light is/was also reflected on this face, whose expression is beyond humanity.
    Blake, I have been contemplating this face for a long time, captured by its spirituality, her eyes lost in the Infinite.
    Something came to my mind…
    By pronouncing her “Fiat” at the Annunciation, the virgin Mary gave her consent to the Incarnation.
    Could be the very moment when the virgin Mary conceived Jesus by the Holy Spirit.
    Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus
    Who knows? Maybe the painter had an inspiration from the Highest, who knows…?
    Thanks for sharing.

  • I love your contemplative heart and reflections. Thank you so much, Dulcina.

    – Blake Steele

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 3 years ago

    extraordinary beauty!

  • Thanks so much, Tereza. Love to you in Portugal.

    – Blake Steele

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