In some ways it seems quite appropriate to be painting snow filled winter Christmas scenes whilst in the midst of our winter here in Australia. Of course, we are more at home with a scorching hot Christmas where you are more likely to get a dose of sunburn instead of frost bite. I think just once it would be lovely to experience Christmas as our northern friends do. Perhaps that can be another thing for my ‘To Do’ list – mental note to self…… must experience at least one snow filled Christmas in my lifetime.
I have been working on this canvas the last few days with the fire blazing beside me and hot chocolate at the ready. The fog outside has given me a little taste of what it must be like to prepare for Christmas in winter. How pretty it must be.
This canvas will be heading off to Australian Decorative Painting magazine tomorrow morning. It will be published in one of their Christmas editions of the magazine later in the year. For those of you who can’t wait that long and want to get a head start on your Christmas projects, I will have it listed on my website in the next few weeks.
Most of my magazine commissions are now completed so I can get back to creating my Christmas Collection. I’m really into to the theme of it all now…hhmmm, perhaps it was all those Christmas carols. I’ve had fun at the drawing board and look forward to getting the projects painted. I have tried to accommodate all areas with new projects for the ‘Country to the Core’ website as well as the ‘Shabby Art Boutique’. I’ve even started painting some vintage treasures in a Christmas theme too.