Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Pudding and Gingerbread Bakery

I have to apologize for my lack of Christmas paintings this year.  I usually start painting them in October but this year things have not worked out.  Simply put, I have two new paintings to share with you.  I finished this one tonight and listed it on eBay.  If you would like a print before Christmas, let me know and I will get some listed.  I usually don't sell the prints until the original sells, but since it is so close to Christmas I will be happy to get them printed for my blog readers.

Three pleasingly plump Christmas puddings are topped with a bright red cherry and holly leaves. These delightful treats are lined up on a pretty red and whited dotted cake plate. A red and white polka dot ribbon is wrapped around the edges of the canvas and is tied in a bow at the top.

Also, this week I was inspired by a blog reader to do a Gingerbread Bakery painting.  The children's story about the Gingerbread Man came to mind where the fox eats the gingerbread man when he jumps on his back to cross the creek.

"Gingerbread Bakery at Fox Creek"
(click on the photo for a closer view)

When I finished this painting I realized that the frame of the canvas had warped slightly and it didn't lay flat.  This can be caused by the difference in humidity from where this canvas was made and Missouri where I live.  It looks fine when hanging and doesn't bother me in the slightest, but not sure if I should try to sell it.  I love it so much, I think I just might keep this one.  I will offer a print in my stores though. 
How sly of that old fox to open his own bakery after getting his first tasty nibble!

Thanks for all the inspiration from my readers!


  1. Oh Catherine these paintings are gorgeous! I love them both but most especially the Gingerbread Bakery...probably because I love gingerbread ;) I will visit your shop as soon as I get this sent off to you....have a wonderful weekend!
    Maura :)

  2. Mom.... I love that bakery painting SO MUCH!!! It wouldn't bother me to have it hanging on my wall:) Adorable!
    Love you!

  3. The pudding and the bakery are brilliant.
    I like your piczures so much.
    I would like to be in that bakery and to eat a pudding of yours..
    Have a great weekend

  4. The bakery is so neat. Have you done children's books illustration before? It would definitely pique my interest. Hope that all is going well for you and that your fil is doing well with his new therapy.


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