Starting the New Year off right: 2013, a Bright New Year!!!
Not that painting small necessarily translates into “faster” or “easier to paint.” In fact, I discovered that the small ones take every bit as much time as the bigger ones! The main advantage is that they take up much less space in my already cramped studio! Heck, I can store them in a drawer, if I want.
I’ve been back home from our holiday trip to Colorado since Wednesday and, since then, have been pouring through hundreds (no, thousands!) of my photos to gather a collection of things that I want to paint.
At least for the beginning of this challenge I have decided to paint Christmassy things. (Find the hidden doggie in the photo below.)
I have been asked many times over the years if I have a line of Christmas/holiday notecards. The answer has always been, “Sorry, no. But someday I will!”
Well, the time has come. Christmas is still fresh in my heart and mind, and I am ready to go!
But first things first. To get started, I have decided to tone the first few panels with a bright-red underpainting. Then I will let that red show through, here and there, as I paint.
Any ideas for what you’d like to see on a Winter/Christmas/Holiday card? Do you like snowy scenes, items like brightly colored gifts, or maybe just splashes of color?