Christmas Paintings 2013

As I’ve gotten older, (and perhaps a bit more Boulder-esque) I’ve grown to appreciate holidays for spending time with family/friends and not the commercial aspect. Don’t get me wrong– I like giving gifts, but now I prefer to make gifts as to buying things since it means a whole lot more.

This year’s lot:

frankenstein

Gift for my Brother: Frankenstein and His Bride. 2013. Pencil on paper. 9×12.

squirrel

Gift for my future sister-in-law: Cat’s Squirrel. 2013. Acrylic on Canvass board.

This squirrel was actually was a lot of fun to paint! I poured myself a glass of wine (or two) and just went to town. Using a lot of paint on my brush I acted fast to be able to blend colors on the canvass. I love how this one turned out because it’s more “artsy” than my usual work.

Vance

Gift for my sister and brother-in-law: Sir Vance. 2013. Acrylic on canvass. 9×12.

I always love painting in black and white and enjoy it even more when it’s doing the folds of clothing. I heard how much my brother-in-law loved Carl so I knew I had to do a piece like that for Christmas, except with their cat, Vance.

flatirons

Flatirons. 2013. Acrylic on canvass sheet. 18×20 (?)

 I’ve always wanted to paint the flatirons, but have never had the motivation to attempt them. They may look simple, but are actually very challenging especially since I see them every day and haven’t perfected painting rock yet. I thought the flatirons would be a good choice as a gift for my parents. Perhaps it’ll motivate them to visit some time.

 

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