Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Time For Christmas ..9" x 12" ..Oil/Panel

It is that time of the year again and the same question hangs over my head. "Do I make my own Christmas cards again this year ?"

The pressure is on !

...This Christmas card is painted on , you guessed it, a reddish orange Masonite panel.
The palette for this painting is a 'split palette' consisting of warm and cool reds, blues and yellows. and perhaps a favourite colour or two, whether I use them or not. My reds in this case are, Alizarin and Cad. red light. The blues are Ultramarine blue and Cerulean blue, and lastly my yellows, Cad. yellow med. and Lemon yellow.
My medium, when I used it, was liquin used sparingly.
The brushes used were mostly numbers two and four, except for the 'finer details'.

This painting turned out to be a lot of fun and I really enjoyed the results of adding in the Christmas Tree. An after thought !
All that is left to do now is to download the original and print ! ....Right .

'til next..


Jesus Estevez said...

hei Frank, this one is a beauty, I like it a lot, Congratulation

Keith Tilley said...

Hi Frank

I think this will make a nice card. It has all the elements: seasonal weather; a homely atmosphere; and, of course, the Christmas tree.

All the best,

Janice said...

Great work, your work reminds me of Dennis Poirier, have you checked him out?www.dennispoirierstudio.com/

Frank A. said...

Jesus. Thank you very much !
Here is wishing you all the best for this Christmas Holiday and a prosperous New Year !

Frank A. said...

HI Keith ! Thank you very much ! I have decided to make it this year's card after all. I think that it pushes the envelope a little. (no pun intended) :)

All the best to you and yours for a Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year

Frank A. said...

Janice.. Thank you very much for taking the time to post your commpliment and thoughts.
I am not familiar with the artist Dennis Poirier. I shall certainly check him and his work. Thanks for the URL.

All the best to you and yours.

Jack Riddle said...

Frank--thanks for the photo tips (see comments on Sugar Shack). I guess I need better "photoshop" software. I did discover, however, that using the highest quality setting--some 12 mp--did not help at all. It showed every tiny speck, every little bit of glare, etc.Too much! I took it down to 3mp and got much beter results. I'll try a couple of the things you suggest and see how it goes.
Happy holidays. Jack

Victor Errington said...

Hi Frank.
This is a lovely painting, as all your paintings are. But my favourite is "Early Winter Ice" All brilliant though. Have a nice Christmas Frank. all the best mate.

Frank A. said...

Victor.. Thank you very much for all your comments.

I hope that you and yours have a joyous and peaceful family Christmas .
All the best of painting in the new year.

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Frank,
that is a nice Christmas card! Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year to You and Family,with a lot of oil painting of course,

Frank A. said...

Mariano.. Thank you ! I hope that your Christmas was as Peaceful and with family as was mine.
I hope that the new year brings you and yours lots of good health and may the wishes you want for your paintings come true.

Great 'talking' with you. :)

comedyrocks.com said...

I love your blog! Thank you for the frequent updates you post!
Best of health and happiness in 2011 from an occasional blog visitor!

hmuxo said...

Beautiful painting Frank. Nice detail and love the Christmas Tree.

Frank A. said...

comedyrocks.. I am happy to recieve your post with comments and compliments. I hope that you continue to visit.
Thank you very much !

All the Best in the New Year to You and Yours.
I continue to enjoy your blog ! :)

Arjun said...

love the Christmas Tree.

Frank A. said...

hmuxo..Thank you very much for your comment and compliment.It is much appreciated.

All the best in the new year.

Frank A. said...

Arjun.. Thank you very much..
I am finding your blog very interesting !

Have a great 2011 !