I love to paint Christmas themed paintings at this time of year, and especially a candle. There's something about a lighted candle that seems special to me.
Below are some pictures of the painting in progress...
For this painting, I did a detailed drawing on paper first, and transferred the drawing to the toned board. I only lit the candle near the end when I was ready to paint the flame, so that I didn't burn the candle down too far :)