Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Christmas in September?

I've heard of Christmas in July but I guess I'm either late or early depending on whether you're a Christmas in July fan or a Christmas in December fan.

Actually, I was trying to plan ahead for once and try to design our own Christmas cards this year.  Even with all this advance planning, I'm not doing so great!

This poinsettia is the only painting that's turned out very well so far but, then again, I'm not spending a whole lot of time painting either. 

This painting is gouache used in a sort of a transparent watercolor fashion.  Of course, I wanted the more opaque look for reproduction which is why I chose the gouache.  It was painted on watercolor paper though.

Is this the design for our cards this year?  I don't know - we'll just have to see what else I can come up with.


Sue Clinker said...

Wow you are organised Jan ... Christmas cards already.

I'm not a fan of Christmas in July, or December (not anytime actually) BAH HUMBUG!!

I think the poinsettia looks fab and will make a lovely card design.

Jan said...

I'm not a fan of all the shopping and stress and hoopla that doesn't have anything to do with the real meaning of Christmas. But I do like the real Christmas & feel we should celebrate it all year long.

Thanks for the nice comment on the poinsettia painting. I think it came out pretty well & may make the card cut if I remember to get them printed and sent out!!!