Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Paintings

It's that time of year, again. I tend to use Christmas decorations as subjects for my paintings when the days are shorter and the holiday season begins. Alas, I don't see myself dragging out the abundance of holiday ornamentation that I have stuffed away. I don't venture into that storage area unless I have to. So the subjects this year are items that surfaced since I last ventured into the black hole that holds the artifacts of Christmases past. Pickings are slim this year, In September, I thoughtlessly tucked away the seasonal embellishments that accumulated though the first part of the year.

I will be showing a collection of these holiday paintings later this month at Crow Trading Company in Modesto, CA during the Third Thursday Art Walk.

Bowl Full of Jolly
8"x8" oil on board
A small ceramic santa placed in a bowl of glass marbles with a few colorful ornaments

Plastic Poinsettias
8"x8" oil on board

Shiny Bright
8"x8" oil on board
A box of Christmas Balls, I almost called this one; "Hiny Bright"