Friday, September 2, 2022

Christmas Magic Original Folk Art Painting

"Christmas Magic"

My new painting is finally finished and off to it's new home.  
The prints will be available in my Etsy store.

Dragging their Christmas tree toward home, the McKinley family sings carols with their children Alias, Abel, and Alice as a snowman tips his hat to them.   Snow gently falls and glistens like sugar poured from a shaker.  Puffs of smoke rise from the chimneys as everyone settles down for the evening. The children are out of school and have spent their days bundled up in the cold skillfully building jolly snowmen dressed in hats and scarves giving a magical feel to the village. Pastor Phil and his son, Ezra, are busy hanging lights on the evergreen trees by the church to be ready for the Christmas program.  A lone tree decorated for the holiday floats in a boat anchored off the shore by the little church.  A gold star perched on top of the tree represents the light of Jesus as they celebrate his birth on Christmas day.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Progress of Folk Art Painting Christmas Magic

Progress of Folk Art Painting Christmas Magic

In between camping this summer in sweltering heat, I've been working on this painting.  To keep me motivated, I've been adding the Christmas decorations as I go instead of waiting until the end.

I've always referred to this stage as the icing on the cake and it's my favorite part of painting!  This is when the painting seems to take on life and I start writing the story in my head.

I can also see at this point where changes need to be made.

Adding the teeny, tiny people hanging decorations on the evergreen by the church put my eyes to the test after vision correction and cataract surgery several months ago.

This doesn't seem like the best choice of location according to the look on the snowman's face.

Hope everyone has enjoyed summer this year because I can honestly say that I'm ready for a long fall season!

Monday, June 27, 2022

Brushes Creating Christmas Magic

Nothing beats painting a Christmas snow scene in the middle of a hot summer.  We started out with a cold rainy spring keeping me inside instead of gardening and then we went straight to hot with temperatures in the 90's and high humidity for days on end.    
Then came Covid.  I'm out of quarantine and Rick will be soon.  How's your summer going?

I'm done complaining since the weather has been much better the last couple days and I'm out of jail!


Friday, April 29, 2022

Shull Family Farm Original Folk Art Painting

 We've started our camping season once again and it was a rainy, windy, and cold trip.  But we were still able to get away and relax while camped beside a beautiful lake at Pomme de Terre.  We got in a little walking between the rain storms.  I also spent time crocheting an afghan and reading.

Before we left I finished this painting for a dear, long time friend.

"Shull Family Farm"

Rick and I both came home with a cold but had a great time on our trip anyway.  Daisy enjoyed it too.  What have you been up to lately?