Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011

Merry Christmas!

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday.


For this year's Christmas card, I hand painted japanese paper with watercolor paint. For the tree I used a variety of greens, blues and purple. While wet, I splattered in some yellows and verzino violet. When dry, I splattered on some gold gauche. For the trunk I used various shades of brown.

After the very thin and fragile japanese paper was completely dry. I trimmed the paper into strips. My husband cut the strips of green into triangles while I sliced the trunks into squares. I adhered each trunk and tree onto watercolor note cards and allowed them all to dry overnight.

The next day, I signed the cards and hand wrote little notes inside each and every card. I hand addressed all the envelopes as well. I simply love a handwritten Christmas card and envelope. It's a little gift in itself.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Acrylic on Canvas

I am contemplating painting more of this type of seascape.
I love it!

Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 36"

What do you think?


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