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Friday, December 2, 2011

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Santana Lantana
Santana Lantana acrylic, paper, oil crayon, and charcoal on panel

You already know how much I love Christmas! Usually, this time of year, I'm dragging out the Santa Clauses and decorating everything that doesn't move with holly and pinecones, but this year I'm getting ready for two shows. So my decorating is strictly limited to what I can put on canvas, or, in this case, wood panel. This little gem is going to a gallery in my hometown in Mississippi, where I will have my first opening with a very talented fellow and friend, Robert Hale. His work is unlike anyone else's I've ever seen and absolutely gorgeous. His current work, which you can see here is painted entirely over layers of a collection of letters from a dear friend.

I'm hoping to find an evening next week to put up a tree, but, in the meantime, the only packages this this old elf is wrapping are crates of paintings marked "Fragile" for UPS, and the only garlands festooning this house are made of picture wire and packing tape!

for Paint Party Friday

25 comments:

WrightStuff said...

We'll be decorating our tree this weekend! Good luck with your show.

Thanks for sharing this bright picture today - it's warming me up!!

Robert's work is really interesting. I love layers and ones with history are even more appealing.

Bren said...

Good luck with the shows, enjoy them! Love it that one of them is in your hometown.

Nelly said...

Wishing you much success with your shows. Even without shows, we are having a hard time finding time to decorate. Good Luck! Happy PPF!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely painting and how wonderful you having a 'show' with your friend ~ Xmas will get decorated ~namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

La Abela said...

It`s a original painter. Saludos

Mandy said...

we have done a little decorating but not our main tree yet...over this weekend we may buy a real one...your flowers are wonderful and how exciting to have a show..hope it all goes wonderful for you...xxx

Kim Mailhot said...

Enjoy the new flow, my artist friend ! That kind of decorating sounds like fun too !
Good luck at the shows.
Hugs !

Kim Mailhot said...

btw... your playlist gets me every time. Love it !
Rock on !

EVA said...

A gorgeous bouquet! Love the colours.

Best of luck with your show!

Natasha said...

Good luck with your shows. I love the flowers. :)

Steph said...

love these complementry colors coming together!!!! happy weekend!!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

Good luck with the show and we are doing the tree thing tonight... this usually involves me tripping over the dog, standing on ornaments and much muttering under the breath, but it is always nice to see it finally done... great painting by the way and I look forward to seeing what you create next xx

Daniele Valois said...

wow wow, this is gorgeous. Such bold colors. Really loving this!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Beautiful, beautiful!
I love the repetition and variety of the circular shapes!
Awesome!

Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Gloria said...

Good luck with the show and your bright colors on your piece are awesome. I've never hear of Santan Lantana acrylics. Knowing me I will be looking for them. Take care and nice job.

Heather said...

Beautiful piece!

Hybrid J said...

Lovely artwork ... :)

SHERI C said...

Very pretty! Happy PPF!

JKW said...

Love flowers, these are great, inspiring and I wish I had them in my house. Fresh flowers have an aroma that can't be duplicated. Blessings, Janet PPF

Anne said...

Love bold, dark colours!

Pam Tucker said...

Love your painting! Gorgeous colors. Will have to look for those acrylics. :) Good luck with your shows. Robert's work is very interesting. I love the texture.

Lizbethem said...

Congratulations on the gallery show! Love this Christmas art!

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