And now I can let my cat out of the bag...it was my pleasure to paint the Easter candle for the 4th year in a row.
A view of the Easter candle on the altar of our church, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.
A close-up of the phoenix. I got a fabulous tip from one of our religious brothers who is an artist...to carve the design into the wax with an x-acto knife. It kept the paint within bounds and made the waxy, curved surface very cooperative to paint. Blessings to him for making the work easy so I could do a more complicated design!