"Simple Gifts" is one of my favorite melodies, whether it is played by a marching band at a WVU football game or a single cello in a quiet room. Right now, I am working on some applique' for some Christmas cards and magnets with still life on them. I will finish them off with metallic for sparkle.
The magnets can be found at Staples or office supply, and watercolor paper scraps can be attached using a photo adhesive. A simple and thoughtful gift that is very relaxing to make!
A Rainy Sunday afternoon produced this quick study of some Christmas ornaments and a small gravy boat. I am fascinated with the reflections, and will probably play some more. I am planning to use this image for some Christmas cards. During this busy time of year, please take time out to enjoy the simple things: Painting and spending time with those you care about.
I think it is important to share our process with others, just as we gain from watching other artists work.