The Messenger by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, watercolor, 20"x28"
Ancient structure, light, movement, sweetness, peace and love, the Dove, inspiration... Gabriel. This is a beautiful and interesting feminine depiction of Archangel Gabriel.
Gabriel translation 'man of God'; literally 'Master, or of God'. Gabr is man or masculine, El is a supreme Deity or God.
Description of Gabriel from various sources:
Gabriel is the planetary archangel in charge of the moon's oversoul; a genius of mysteries who has worked psychically through the great masters during their earthly incarnations. Some include: Muhammad, (Jibra'il) dictated the Qur'an; Heron (a Greek scientist) received inspiration to write 'The Recitation'; and Daniel (Bible) came as the Holy Spirit and gave him wisdom and understanding; Bahá'u'lláh received inspiration for his mystical work Seven Valleys; Joan of Arc was inspired to look to the King of France for help. Gabriel is a messenger of God, the spirit of truth and bringer of prophesy. He is the prince of justice who destroys sin and evil. One of the 2 highest ranking angels. He sits on the left side of God and presides over paradise. Is also said to have had a mortal life as Noah.
Gabriel was the angel that came to Mary announcing that Christ would be born through her. And angels appeared to many to announce the birth of Christ. Today angels have an important place during most Holiday celebrations.
May Angels watch over you always. Happy Holidays!
Stephanie Pui-Mun Law is a 31 year old artist/programmer. She began painting otherworlds in early childhood. Graduated from a program of Computer Science in 1998. After working in programming for three years, She left the world logic for the world of fae; painting full time. You can read news, learn about watercolor painting, browse her galleries and purchase paintings at www.shadowscapes.com.