Sunday, December 29, 2013

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Irish Eyes
8" by 6"
Oil with a palette knife on canvas board

My cousin commissioned this painting of my Aunt Cathleen (his Nana) as a gift this Christmas. He and his wife will be framing it along with the Irish Blessing:

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Cant' wait to see how it turns out and to hear about my cousin Colleen's reaction to this thoughtful gift and tribute to her mother.

Update:Brian sent me a photo of the final gift-see below. So special. Colleen was in tears!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Wishes

Santa Hug (from a 1913 postcard)
6" by 8"
Oil with a palette knife on canvas board

Here's hoping you got everything you wished for this holiday season and don't forget to give everyone in your family a big, giant, Santa hug!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

What's on your list this Christmas?

Just For You
6" by 6"
Oil with a palette knife on canvas

Did you hear the story about Westjet Christmas Miracle? The Canadian airline asked people what they wanted for Christmas while they were waiting for their plane to board, and then had all of the presents wrapped and waiting at the baggage claim when they landed. 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Warm and Toasty

Hot Cocoa
8" by 8"
Oil with a palette knife on canvas

On a cold and wintery day like today, there is nothing like a cup of hot cocoa (with marshmallows of course) to keep you warm.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Nubble Light in Winter

Nubble Light in Winter
12" x 12" x 1.5"
Oil with a palette knife on Blick Studio Artist Board

Our painting group, The Neponset Valley Artists is currently exhibiting a winter/holiday themed show at the Walpole Public Library. I painted this last week and got it in to the show just in the "Nick" of time. My husband and I took a ride up to see this lighthouse in York, Maine last December during our anniversary weekend. I thought it looked so beautiful with just a touch of snow to accent the scene. If this looks familiar on this blog, you may have seen the previous summer version of this painting that I posted a few weeks ago.

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