Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Making a Snowman

“Making a Snowman” will be the last winter scene I will paint for 2009 as it is time to finish up my commissions. A favourite winter activity of mine involves making a snowman during or just after a snow storm. One November I made a snowman on the picnic table on the patio and faced him so that he could peer in the window. He was still there in March. Just in case you are in the area, I will be attending a Christmas show at the Annapolis Nursing Home on Saturday, November 28 from 1-4 and at the Annapolis Farmer’s and Trader’s Christmas Market at the Annapolis Legion on December 5 from 10-4. Making a Snowman is 5” x 7”.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The First Snow

The winter paintings are selling well and I am now at 100 paintings sold this year. I am anxious for the first snow so I decided to do a painting of what the first snow looks like here in the valley. The tamarack trees are at their peak with their bright yellow needles, the green grass isn’t far beneath the snow and deer head for the apple orchards to forage for drop apples. A friend told me that she picked out a perfect tree for Christmas a few years ago, but when it was time to cut it, it was nude.:) Tamaracks have the perfect shape for a Christmas tree but their needles only last until the end of Nov. The First Snow is 11’ x 14”.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Animal's Christmas Tree

Couldn't wait to start this painting after listening to Christmas music on my trip back from Cape Breton. There was snow in the highlands, putting me in the Christmas mood. One of my favourite things is animals and I like to think that they know it is

Jesus' birthday on December 25th. When my children were young they used to pick out a tree and decorate it with carrots, cranberries and apples for the animals. When we would return to the tree at a later date everything would be gone. Hope you are enjoying your holiday preparations. I am at the MacDonald Museum in Middleton on Friday night and Saturday for a Christmas show. If you are looking for gift ideas for someone special or for yourself, check out four new additions to my website. The Animal's Christmas Tree is 7" x 9".

Friday, November 6, 2009

A Perfect Winter Day

Although we have not yet experienced the type of day depicted in my latest painting, I am anticipating a perfect winter day. I love all the seasons, but a sunny winter day certainly speaks volumes to me. Does anyone remember the old heavy woollen coats that we used to wear - the snow balled up on them and mom would try and brush them off with a broom before allowing you to come indoors? After a full day of fun in the snow a warm seat by the fire was so welcome. I hope this painting triggers some of your fondest memories of wintertime. A Perfect Winter Day is 11 x 14 inches.