Thank you Sandi ,Susan and Sam
Nice santa card Sandi I think he is leaning because of the big bag of toys next to him James
Jim C&C welcomed
James- I wrote a comment on your Polar bear on a piece of paper but forgot it last night so here it is:
Your Polar bear is very...very good. The water is wonderfully believable. Also love your BG and rocks, in fact everything about it. This shows you can do serious painting very well too.
Agree with you about the bag pushing Santa to lean.
C&C are welcome and appreciated.
Here is my final finished Christmas card. I reworked the pond and the moon reflection, grounded the sleigh and redid the horse's face. Hope it looks a bit better.
It looks great, Sandi.
Sam/Sammy C & C Welcome
Thank you SusanA, Catherine and Sammy for nice comments. Especially Sammy for looking at it the second time. I did post it on the Christmas card contest in the Galleries just to show the spirit. There are really good pieces there that are much better than mine.
Happy Thanksgiving Every One
Sandi: nice to see you back and hope you are feeling better. I love your sleigh and since everyone has weighed in on Santa, here is my take... Santa is breaking in a new colt, he has just come DOWN a hill, and is really having to do some pulling to make that colt stop and make that turn, he could have a foot brake he is working as well. The toy/gift bag he is sharing his seat with is really stuffed full of goodies but I feel as he goes through the night he will have more room on the seat and the little horse that "could" will be ready for anything in the future... Sandi I love your charming Christmas scene, and incorporating several Challenge elements into it made is better... kuddos to you .
It would be nice if we messed up we could simply press 'Ctrl Alt Delete' and start all over
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Jen C & C's always welcome
Marsha- Thanks so much for looking and imagining what happens in the scene. I am fine and will finish my PT course next week. My doc wrote an RX for me to learn to build my body from the legs up to get a good foundation to support my Osteoporotic hips and spine and learn to balance myself better so I won't fall down and break my bones. Hope you are doing better too from the scary episode that took you to the hospital.
Jen- Thanks you for your kind words. I think I must have instinctively painted the scene the way you have described. Thanks for helping me out with the story line. It is more fun when we join in our thinking with friends.
Hi all I hope you had a good Thanksgiving. We are having ours tomorrow so that more family can be here. We are down in Jens neck of the woods Arkansas. Great weather I wish I would have brought some shorts.
To make a long story short my sister in-law was having some problems after the death of a family member and she jokingly said she sure would like one of my pictures. I said what do you want. She said I don't know something in black & white. So I drew her this picture of a little country church and gave it to her for an early Christmas present. She liked it so all was good.
Pen & Ink on Bristol 5x7
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Geri- This is beautiful pen and ink painting. Like the way you did the background: sky and trees. The building has depth. I tried pen and ink too and had problems with strong lines. I would have to try making it softer esp. when dealing with the skies. Good job, I am not surprised your SIL liked it.
Geri, what a nice pen and ink drawing for your sister-in-law. It has a fresh, spontaneous look to it and is framed nicely.
Excellant job Geri ,beautiffuly framed and matted as well