Happy New Year to everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Yes, I am way behind in my posts. So, here is a set of three pastel paintings I did for a client for Christmas.
This is the first house I have ever done in pastel, the only other one was a graphite drawing. I was happy that I was able to capture the winter fog that frequently settles in the trees on the hill at the back of the property.
This was a wonderful challenge. I actually went and photographed the ornaments the family hangs on this large cedar tree each year. On the night I photographed the tree, the moon was out, but only a sliver. The client requested a full moon so I said I would see what I could do!
The final piece is a painting of the little barn that is decorated every year. The client asked if I could add in the family’s black cat (which had passed away earlier in the year) looking up at the wreath.
As usual, I thoroughly enjoyed working on all three of these paintings. I pray that each and every one of you has a blessed New Year!