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"


  1. I LOVE Shiny Bright! What a clever and fabulous painting that causes Christmas memories to flood my mind. I think I may have to add this one to my collection of Bienkowski's. Please don't let Patrick Pokorny see this...

  2. LOVELY paintings! The title "Bowl Full of Jolly" is absolutely inspired! Love it! And "Shiny Brite," I can almost smell that cardboard.... I find myself remembering those years of unpacking crushed remnants of ornaments that didn't make it to the next season.