Monday, December 5, 2011

Merry Christmas to All

Mr. Claus after Mr. Foster, in Paper
16x20, mixed media on cradled board
(double click on photos for larger views)
This year's Santa!  So, so much fun.  Impossible to see all his little quirks and details in small photos but, be assured, he is full of surprises.   Inspired, in part, by one of last year's Santas - click here to see him - which was in turn inspired by the brilliant Alan Stephens Foster who painted Saturday Evening Post covers back in the day.  Click here to read my take on that.  

Also inspired by the work of "paper painting" artists such as Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson and Derek Gores and Nancy Standlee - do click on each name to visit their work.  Very wonderful!

Our stockings are hung and the lights are twinkling, my (shhhhhhh) collectors-only art project is wrapping up, and the little "part-time/temporary" job I started at the kids' school last month is underway. At least I know where they keep the coffeemaker - whew!  I'll probably get things figured out about the time the job wraps up. Truth be told, I really couldn't say no to the opportunity to be with our kids this year.  I look forward to more 'studio time' when it's over.  

In the meantime, many thanks to my friends in the blog-o-sphere for their patience with me and dedication to their work. All best for a lovely holiday season and start to the new year. 


Karla said...

This is amazing!

Sarah said...

Ho, Ho, Ho! You are amazing!!!
No stockings hung here as yet. I need a few elves to drop in and help out. ;-)
~ Sarah

Floriana Quaini said...

Ciao, I like this way to paint...erym very nice!
Ciao, Floriana