2018 Holiday Collection

I decided a few things in November that after I completed all of my commissions that I—

  • Would put commissions on hold until further notice or Beyoncé calls.*

  • Wanted to work on something for fun, since I’d been working on commissions exclusively since May.

  • Wanted to stop work altogether in December so that I could devote my attention to friends and family during the holiday season and REST.

  • Was going to start going to bed earlier.

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Pysch! If you know me at all, you know that I can’t help but stay up late. All of the other items are true, though.

For my fun project I decided to do a mini holiday collection because I a) LOVE CHRISTMAS and b) didn’t have much time before my December break kicks in.

I wanted to stick with mostly abstract work but some recognizable Christmas imagery, and use bright and pastel color palettes. YAY!


*I’ve appreciated all of the commissions I’ve received this year more than I could ever say, but due to the limited time I have to paint I’ve decided to devote this next season to developing my next body of work.

 

The 2018 Holiday Collection

 This is a digital painting that turned out as a super nice giclee print.

This is a digital painting that turned out as a super nice giclee print.

 Probably my favorite piece from this series. It’s an 8 x 10 canvas with thick, acrylic paint….YUM

Probably my favorite piece from this series. It’s an 8 x 10 canvas with thick, acrylic paint….YUM

 For this piece I was envisioning Christmas lights at night, one of my favorite memories and current holiday activity. TEXTURE!

For this piece I was envisioning Christmas lights at night, one of my favorite memories and current holiday activity. TEXTURE!

 UHHHH. There’s just something about this red. This piece was inspired by red bauble ornaments.

UHHHH. There’s just something about this red. This piece was inspired by red bauble ornaments.

 This piece started out as an experiment on paper, but I loved how it turned out. I used only a knife to paint this piece!

This piece started out as an experiment on paper, but I loved how it turned out. I used only a knife to paint this piece!

 This piece was inspired by the line in “A Night Before Christmas” that says “…visions of sugar plums danced in their heads.” (I don’t know what a sugar plum is, but I assume they are purple.)

This piece was inspired by the line in “A Night Before Christmas” that says “…visions of sugar plums danced in their heads.” (I don’t know what a sugar plum is, but I assume they are purple.)

 Gimme all the abstract Christmas tree paintings with tons of texture! I started this piece with fluid acrylic and my trust mini mister, and then applied regular heavy body acrylic paint on top with a knife 😍

Gimme all the abstract Christmas tree paintings with tons of texture! I started this piece with fluid acrylic and my trust mini mister, and then applied regular heavy body acrylic paint on top with a knife 😍

 I used the same process and techniques with this one as the last one, but this is another red bauble inspired piece.

I used the same process and techniques with this one as the last one, but this is another red bauble inspired piece.

I hope you enjoyed this mini series as much as I did! If something catches you eye, let me know - it may still be available!

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!

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