Monday, 22 December 2008


5"X7" Oil on board

I have been overdoing the landscapes a bit I think, and avoiding still-life for too long. I thought this would be a tricky subject, far enough outside my comfort zone to be worth a try. I am trying to stay with a seasonal theme, although the temptation to paint a tropical paradise is strong.

She belongs of course on top of the tree but, as usual, I don't have it up yet. I usually wait until the last minute so that my daughter can help decorate when she gets home. This year she will be in England but I still prefer the old tradition of up on Christmas Eve down on Epiphany. I always feel that we need the lift after Christmas more than before, and if we bring it into the house too soon it will be dead by Christmas.

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