9.11.07

St. Raphael by Dan Nichols

Dan Nichols just sent me an "icon payment" of his new Saint Raphael. It is even better in real life!

5 comments:

Kevin said...

Beautiful! Love the colors. Dan, can you explain the symbolism of the spoon(?) and the chest(?)please?

Daniel Nichols said...

Yes, that is a medicine box and the spoon used to administer the medicine, traditional symbols of a doctor/healer. Also, Raphael's cloak is green, the colour of healing.
The blemish near the bend of his left arm is a glitch in the scanner, I am told. Regina is going to fix it...

Daniel Nichols said...

Also, when you click on the image it should be larger, but not larger than life, like it now is (the original icon is 9" x 12").

Ben Hatke said...

Beautiful! The hair and face are particularly nice, as is the lettering.

My only criticism is that the green is a little jarring (at least as it shows in the scan). I would have gone with a more earthy green.

regina doman said...

It seems to work well in the actual painting, btw. (Which is right next to me)