A blog about my thoughts and my love of artwork as it develops. It reflects some of the basic steps that I go through to achieve the artwork which is eventually presented to Spicher and Co, an innovative design firm that manufactures artwork for the trade. The why, what, how, and where are a few of the questions that I attempt to answer as I blog away! This is a tiny window into the life of a painter, and my hope is that my love for life shines through in the objects that I work to create.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Mermaid's Christmas Sled
Beating the Winter Blues
Holding on for dear life!
This was a really fun painting to do. The first thing that I did with this one was to do the background--that is, the sky, the snow, the trees, and the water.
Then I painted the horse and sled. I had a bit of a break and then sketched the mermaid, etc. in place. As I painted it, I decided NOT to have the mermaid standing. Too dangerous.
The snow looks brown here, this is NOT accurate. The snow is white!
This painting was shipped to Nantucket Country if you are interested in purchasing it! It is being shipped today!
Here is the final picture! Thanks for looking at this. I love this time of the year! Guess what, I turned this into a Christmas Card. I ordered them, so we shall see how they get. If I like them, I will post a picture!