Sunday, December 26, 2010

Snow Day!

4" x 4"
Oil with a palette knife on canvas

We are getting clobbered with snow today in the northeast and I just found out our office is closed tomorrow due to the governor declaring a state of emergency. Snow day, yeah!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Angel

8" by 3"
Oil with a palette knife on canvas

I painted this angel to mail out as my holiday cards this year and now I am "virtually" sending the same wish for PEACE to all my creative blogger friends. I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Peanut Butter Kiss cookies

These peanut butter cookies with the chocolate kiss on top have always been my favorite cookie. For the past couple of years, I've made them as holiday treats for the wonderful people in my painting group. This year, I painted mini palette knife paintings of the cookies to use as gift tags. I found these tags at AC Moore and they had a nice canvas texture finish on them perfect for painting on.

Here are a few shots of the final packages.

What's your favorite holiday cookie?

Monday, December 13, 2010

Mini Masterpiece 2010 ornament collection

Mini Renoir ornament, Girls at the Piano
Oil with a palette knife
3.25" x 2.5" framed in gold

Mini Renoir ornament, Two Sisters
Oil with a palette knife
3.25" x 2.5" framed in gold

Mini Renoir ornament, Girls Putting Flowers on their Hats
Oil with a palette knife
3.25" x 2.5" framed in gold

Mini Cassatt ornament, The Bath
Oil with a palette knife
3.25" x 2.5" framed in gold

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Mini masterpieces for your tree

I bought 4 of these gold frames last year at Crate and Barrel. I wish I had bought more because I can't find them this year. They are perfect for my teeny tiny mini masters. If you happen to see them anywhere, please let me know!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

teeny tiny mini masters

These tiny paintings are only about 2" by 3' each based on... well I hope you can tell which famous paintings these were based on. Do you have a favorite painting?

I also have some teeny tiny ornament frames all ready to frame these up so why not hang some teeny tiny mini masters on your tree this year in celebration of your love of art? Will post again once they are framed up.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Naughty or nice?

Oil with palette knife on cradled artist board
4"x 4" x 1.5"

I recently rediscovered a 1999 LL Bean holiday catalog cover that I had saved all these years because I was so enamored and touched by the simplicity of the jolly Santa face. I knew that I had to do a palette knife painting version of it.

How to finish the sides of these cradled artist board paintings has been an ongoing experiment. Here I "stained" the sides with leftover red paint I had on the palette and I like the effect.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Jedi Jack

My friend Joan sent me this cute picture of her son Jackson pretending to be a Jedi Warrior. His light saber sure looks scary to me!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Palette Knife Poinsetta

Pretty Poinsetta
4" by 4"

Poinsettas are pretty satisfying to paint with a palette knife. The reds, the greens, like butter.
Happy Holiday decorating everyone.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Perfect Tree

The Perfect Tree
2" by 3"

It's that time of year to pick out the perfect tree if you haven't already done so. What a treasured family event it can be. Good luck!
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