Dec 31, 2008


21" x 18", oils

Here is my last painting of 2008! It must be the recent Holiday season, but the title came to me very quickly. A friend from my church and her daughters came over to watch me paint this piece. I enjoy sharing my talents with other people, especially children who are budding artists themselves.
The hardest part in this painting was the front petal - all of it was hard. The colors didn't seem to stay when I put them down. I also painted out two light areas that were in my reference photo but just weren't working.

a close up. . . this by itself would make a very cool painting


Helen Read said...

I love what you've done with this!u

Allanna said...

Soooo pretty!!

Now I've got a jonesing for peppermint ice cream.

"Or you'll blow up like my Aunt Roberta." :P

Kathleen said...

Wow, that's awesome Cristall! I really like the play of light in your painting. :)