"Swan Creek at Dawn" oil - 16 x 20 SOLD

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Lucy and Sally

Lucy and Sally  oil - 16 x 20

I haven't posted lately, not only because Christmas preparations are in full swing, but because I have been working on this painting of two adorable puppies. The painting will be revealed at our annual Christmas Eve party where the owners of Lucy and Sally will be surprised by their kid's thoughtful Christmas gift. I am so excited that I will be there when the kids either show their parents the painting, or wait until they recognize their dogs hanging on the wall. Either way will make for a fun time for all.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Winter Playground

Winter Playground  oil - 24 x 18

This is my entry in the Celebrate Frederick Holiday Poster Competition this year. The winner was announced last night at the Delaplaine Arts Center's opening reception. Although I did not win, I thought the winning painting was very good. I have a cool idea to paint for next year so I'll try again. By doing a holiday painting each year (four years in a row now), it has become a holiday tradition for me. This year I played Christmas music while I painted Winter Playground, to put me in the Christmas mood.  

When it snows ain't it thrillin'
Though your nose gets a chillin'
We'll frolic and play the Eskimo way
Walking in a winter wonderland.........