Thursday, December 1, 2011

EVERYONE NEEDS A CHRISTMAS CROW


This is a small painting I fiddled with and, finally, added the ornaments using a product called Puffy 3D Paint by Tulip (it's a craft paint you get at Michael's or Hobby Lobby).  I bought a bunch a long time ago at a yard sale on my street and have used it in the past on Christmas cards.  It was just the thing this boring tree needed (yes, it needs more depth, too, but that's not gonna happen now).


So...
doesn't everyone need a Christmas Crow?


Other than the few postcards, I've been in a painting rut and I think I feel a New Year's Resolution coming on that's keeping me from anything right now other than small stuff.  I won't say what it is yet - afterall, we have another month before we have to start thinking about that stuff!


I hope December is a good month for everyone.  Snow, if you love it; warmth and sunshine, if you don't love snow; a warm place to stay, a friend to talk to, loved ones near you.  All the basics - plus some good painting supplies to keep you going through the end of 2011.  

9 comments:

Jan Yates, SCA, Canada said...

haha-or should i say cawcaw--like the way he is eyeing the goods and your choice of adding to their texture only emphasizes his longing. Looks like you had a lot of fun painting this

also wanted to tell you how much i love your caw girl from a few posts back-brilliant!

*really like your post card idea as well

AK said...

These small paintings keep you connected. It is fabulous.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

And a very cheerful fellow this one is too. Christmas feels like it's racing towards us this year. It's been so mild here that it feels in some ways like summer just finished.

RH Carpenter said...

Perhaps he has a little magpie in him, wanting those shiny things, Jan? ha ha Thanks for your comments on the caw girl - more to come in a few days as I'm working on her again after a short break.

Asit, thanks so much; glad you like this one.

Lisa, you're right - the holidays are rushing upon us and it hasn't been that cold and just a dusting of snow on the roofs this morning. I wouldn't mind if it stayed warm but it's not to be.

conservativelybohemian said...

I think the tree is beautiful, Rhonda. I love the sense of the pine needles you've managed with the various greens. I'm thinking this little guy wants an ornament for his nest!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Sherry. I wish I had painted it smaller so it could become a Christmas card. I wasn't thinking of that at the time, just another crow and then the tree (because he had to be looking up at something).

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

I like your Christmas tree and crow. I like the crow's curious look at the tree and I really like your ornaments.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Carol :)

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Love the crow's expression!