Thursday, December 22, 2011
The large and varied assortment of Christmas ornaments hanging around have been wonderful subject matter for 20 minute paintings! Every ornament is different (well, other than a couple of those colored glass ones). The blue glaze on Delftware is a very unique deep dark blue - but I think I captured it pretty accurately on this little ornament here. Watercolor, approx. 5" x 7".
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Decorating our Christmas tree are several of these really neat Polish "porcupine" paper ornaments, all handmade, unique, and very special. Since I enjoy using nearly all the paint colors in my palette in one painting, this was a perfect 20 minute challenge! Rainbow colors are so cheerful, especially on gray winter days. Watercolor, 5" x 6 1/2".
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Pizzelles are most definitely one of my favorite cookies, whether it's Christmas or any other season. They can vary when you buy them at a store or bakery, but when I make them they are always going to be anise flavor - delicious. Out of the Christmas cookies I baked/painted this year, this was the most challenging cookie to paint in 20 minutes! All those little waffle-y crevices, the intricate flower pattern, the irregular "deckled" edges, its thin, wafery goodness... I might have to try painting one again. Of course, it will be a different pizzelle, because I ate the subject of this painting once the timer went off. Watercolor, 5 1/2" x 7".