While yes, I am fully in the throes of Autumn, I must look ahead to Christmas. And it’s been a treat! I can’t tell you how excited I am for Christmas this year. I really want it to be special, homemade, and thoroughly enjoyed.
That’s why even though I’m delighting in all things pumpkin and autumn-lovely in life, in the studio we’re deep into December.
This latest painting was finally called “Gerda’s Journey” after the girl featured in the Hans Christian Anderson story “The Snow Queen.” Thanks to my friend Samantha for suggesting it!
This painting features my first reindeer! I was nervous about it, my people are always stronger than my animals, but I’m actually really pleased with how he turned out!
I will definitely be ordering prints of this piece and I think she’s a great candidate for a Christmas Card! What do you think? And do you have any favorite wintery tales that would make for a great painting?