"Christmas Angel" (hour of the Ox)
30x30cm canvas, oil
Before the onset of the brightest moment in life, there is the darkest streak.
The darkest period usually occurs just before dawn..
"Do not worry, my vigilant friend -
If it has become darker around,
If star after star goes out,
If the moon has disappeared in the clouds
And fogs swirl in the meadows - it has become darker, before the dawn ..."
• Nikolai Minsky
Vlada Zharkova-Sviridova. Artist, restorer, icon painter. In my works I use oil acrylic and tempera, less often watercolor. Member of the Estonian Artists Union since 2013. I participate in plein airs and exhibitions in different countries.