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Gate of Heaven Mixed Media Painting

Gate of Heaven Mixed Media Painting

Price: $300.00

Size: 5x7

My newest series of Gold Silhouette paintings are meant to be contemporary takes on traditional icon. My work has always centered on a theme of convergence between heaven and earth. These pieces juxtaposes the expressive minimalist treatment of the figure from my figure drawings with the materials of metal leaf and paint inspired by iconography.

Gate of Heaven

Mixed Media (oil paint, alkyd resin, brass and aluminum leaf on wood panel) 

5" x 7" x 1". Ready to hang. ©Michelle Arnold Paine 2019

Icons are intended to be "windows into heaven" . They are not "magic", but rather invitations to prayer, the true means of communication with God. Our bodies, also, created in the image of God, as such are representations of heaven on earth. The juxtaposition of the figurative image with the gold represents the heavenly destination which each one of us is destined for. This piece "Gate of Heaven", refers to Mary opening the gate to heaven through her obedience to God's will at the Annunciation. Read more about the inspiration for this piece on my blog at


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