"Marc Anthony," 6" square, Golden Open Acrylics on an Ampersand Gessobord, commissioned Bulldog portrait that was SUPPOSED to be a surprise but someone started reading someone else's emails and the cat (or Bulldog, as the case may be) is out of the bag!
I've been painting holiday commissions since September, but it's finally starting to feel a bit like Christmas.
Was it freezing our pa-tooties off at our Holiday Lighted Parade (GO DRAGONS!! our State Football Champs, wahoo!!)?
Was it putting up the (mostly naked) tree (because we were a-feared that Mona would run haywire inside it)?
Was it designing the Santini holiday card?
Was it starting holiday baking (mmm, chocolate turnovers.....)?
Was it placing the first (and homemade) gift under the tree?
It might have been those things.
But I think the clincher was the fresh snowfall we got this morning. It made everything look like a winter wonderland. So to celebrate, I splurged on a steaming hot gingerbread latte. And painted to The Nutcracker under the glow of Christmas lights.
Thank YOU for looking at, and sharing, my artwork with your friends and family -
Wishing you a very happy holiday season -
PS As you probably already know, the internet was riddled with problems over the weekend. I had limited connectivity, and am therefore STILL working on getting emails out to those collectors with paintings in the new book. Thanks for bearing with me!!