Painting the Heavens Leave a reply Medieval illuminations often have interesting things going on in the sky. Little angels peeking over the edge of heaven. Patterns of blue-on-black foliage fill the sky. The faces of dozens of angels looking upon Christ and the saints. God the Father and an array of little angels worked in tiny golden brushstrokes. Some beautifully worked foliage patterns in the sky. The angels are obvious, but there is also delicate white filigree filling all the blue of the background and sky. This one is full of obvious angels, but a closer look reveals myriad half-hidden angels, too. Here the choir of angels frames an ordinary sky full of stars. And here some rather cute angels peak down at the Virgin Mary from a sky full of stars.