Showing posts from December, 2015

Christmas Morning White

For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!" ~ Luke 2:11-14

Fresh Snow Scenes

Yesterday's snow fall painted the landscape pure white. After I got done shoveling I took these photos to share.

"The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son and they will call him Immanuel"   -which means "God with us" Matthew 1:22-23

Carl Larsson

Carl Larsson (28 May 1853 – 22 January 1919) was a Swedish painter representative of the Arts and Crafts Movement. His many paintings include oils, watercolors, and frescoes. He considered his finest work to be Midvinterblot (Midwinter Sacrifice), a large painting now displayed inside the Swedish National Museum of Fine Arts. (From Wikipedia)

Anders Zorn considered Carl Larsson to be the best watercolorist.

Carl was a sort of Sweden’s Norman Rockwell.

Easel X

If I don't continue to experiment and try different methods of creating art I will stop growing in art. I work in watercolor, pen and ink, color pencil and oil. Mostly in oil but, as in this painting, I under painted with copper leaf. On top I layer transparent colors. The copper has a nice shimmering warmth as bright rocks laying on the bottom of the stream.