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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Archangel Gabriel, 8x6 Inch Acrylic Painting by Kelley MacDonald

"The Angel Of The Lord Appeared Unto Mary…."  Yes, that's Gabriel.  Although many depictions of Gabriel show a male angel, in fact (ahem…OK, I don't know how they know this) Gabriel is supposed to be a female angel.  She is the Angel of fertility and adoption, as well as the Angel of writers, artists and creative people in general.

The name Gabriel means "God is my strength".  In addition to telling Elizabeth and Mary about their pregnancies, Gabriel is credited with dictating the Koran to Mohammed. Gets around, this girl.

Invoke Gabriel in prayer if you are wanting a child, if your are a writer, singer, artist or actor and are looking for doors to open for you.

With 7 days left to my Angel Challenge, I find I've got more to say about them.  I'm inspired now to dig deeper.  But don't worry.  My regular fun paintings will be showing up as of Februrary 1st, even if I continue to explore this theme now and then!


  1. Someone needs to have an angel themed art show so you can share all your beautiful angels and maybe sell them too. Can you imagine all the incarnations of angels one would see at such a show?

  2. Love this!!! Gabriel is very active in my life and so very special to me. Her bronze color shows up in many places. She inspires me to continue with my art when I get stuck or need encouragement. Awesome!

  3. Gabriel, yes fertility. Beautifully and triumphantly done!


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