This years card was painted yesterday afternoon while waiting for guests to arrive at our house. Linda went out to meet them and as soon as she headed out the door to drive to their hotel I started painting. I finished the painting shortly after they arrived. Alla prima work is fun and this snow scene was pretty easy to paint. The background is really just blurred tones of paint. Then some blurred tones of purple bushes and then rigger brush work foing the branches of the tall plants and smalle trees. All the foreground was just an off-white and then some violet shadows. Lettering was done in photoshop over the finished image.
Maybe next year I'll start a painting for a Christmas card and print some to actually mail out. That would be cool but needs to be done ahead of time.
So, Merry Christmas to everyone....live by the Golden Rule, love one another, appreciate the things and people around you and enjoy life no matter how hard it can be at times....we only have it for a short time so try your best to enjoy as much of it as possible and let the rest of it not bother you.
My best to you and yours!!!!!