I haven’t sent Christmas cards in years…well, the odd one here or there. I’ve had all kinds of excuses – justified by digital messages on social media. It’s just not the same. I like sending something you can hold in your hand and SO…I decided that I would paint small oil on cheap canvas board paintings to mail to those on my list. It’s a pretty short list. AND, the themes seem to be only loosely related to the holiday. Take the guy with his headdress on fire. Someone’s hair is always on fire during the holidays…it’s like Thanksgiving will always bring a fouling of the kitchen sink, someone is bound to have a breakdown during Christmas. I thought I’d put that in an image. (haha? I don’t know…we’ll see)
The Christmas Card Project, 2017, oil on canvas board, 6″ x 6″
Adding to the grandiose expectations I’ve heaped on myself, no two cards will be alike – similar, but not alike. It’s a good thing I’ve started early!
Still a work in progress – though…while I type this I’m thinking I could paint on this for two days, a week, two months or six years and a lot of people just simply would not notice a difference. (or comment, or check the like button)So I may stop soon – as soon as I’m reasonably sure the work fairly represents my technical abilities – ’cause, you know….