Monday, December 26, 2011

Ribbons and Straw

For DPW's Aftermath Challenge,
we are to paint what happens to the holiday wrapping and ribbons etc.
We save thin ribbons, string, etc. to put out in spring  for the birds
to use in building their nests.
When winter comes, and the trees are bare
and the limbs are frosted with snow,
they reveal the abandoned nests,
woven with brightly colored Christmas ribbons
among the grasses and straw.

5" x 7" acrylic on canvas panel

$50. includes shipping (US)

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Wy'east Sunset

Wy'east is the Native American name for Oregon's Mt. Hood.
I can see this magnificent dormant volcano out of my east facing studio window.
I have photographed it numerous times through all seasons, weather, and time of day.
This painting reveals the rosy glow that the setting sun
casts upon the ever present snowy peak.

Click on image for a better view.

6" x 9" acrylic on linen paper

$125.  unframed. Shipping included.
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Painted for Studio Atelier Nutcracker Brigade Challenge.
Barb had her whole platoon of wooden soldier nutcrackers on display
to paint from. I chose this smart looking little fellow.

6" x 8" acrylic on linen paper

$35. + $5. shipping
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Autumn and Winter Embrace

Painted for Daily Paint Works Reflection challenge
from the photo below, taken by Carolyn of a scene near her home in British Columbia.
She kindly gave me permission to use it.
You can view her photos on her blog, A Glowing Ember.

10" x 8" acrylic on canvas panel

$125. includes shipping 

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Gifts

Besides painting and photography, I love to make jewelry.
I made these "Pandora" style bracelets for Christmas gifts.
Thinking of the recipient, I styled each one 
according to their favorite colors 
and added charms with special meaning just for them.

So, This is Christmas!

The title was chosen from the words in a popular Christmas song,
which as I was listening to it on the car radio.
I knew I wanted them for my title. 

This painting will be printed into Christmas cards for family and friends.
And anyone who would like to purchase them.
I filled the scene with symbols from the Scriptures,
regarding the coming of Christ.
For those who are unfamiliar with them:
the lamp and extra oil is from the Gospel
about the wise and foolish virgins, who waited for the Bridegroom.
The water jar is from the Gospel account of Jesus changing water
into wine, which symbolizes the new covenant.
The bread in the basket shows that Jesus is our heavenly food.
The fruit is pomegranates, an old testament symbol,
symbolizing here, that Jesus comes from the line of David, the King.
The sandals removed from their feet
reminds us that God told Abraham, because of His presence,
he stood on holy ground.
Where ever Jesus resides, He makes holy.

Of course the star announces His coming,
in time at Christmas; in the hearts of those who receive Him; and again on the last day.
The stable where this King was born - not to lofty heights but humble.
The donkey which He rode on to Bethlehem within His Mother Mary,
and which He will one day again ride upon in His Triumphal entry into Jerusalem,
going this time not to His earthly birth, but His death and glorious resurrection-
New Life for all eternity,
not only for Himself but all who follow Him.

Cards (with envelopes) are 12 for $25. + plus $5. shipping in US
Before Dec. 15.

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Dancing With the Stars

The Little Angels rockin' out
as they gather stars to hang in the Christmas sky.
(Third in the Hip Little Angels Series)

6"x6" acrylic on linen paper
palette knife painting

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Jazzy Angels

Second in the Hip Angel series,
they will jazz up your Christmas with their joyful sound.

6"x6" acrylic palette knife painting

$35. + $5. shipping
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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Hip Angels

These 'Hip Angels' will rock your Christmas
with joy.

(1st of a series. Watch for more.)

6" x 6" acrylic palette knife on linen paper

$35. + $5. shipping
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