Saturday, 29 November 2008

A christmas offering

The Longest Night
Managed to grab a couple of hours this evening to finish this little painting, which I have been working on for the last couple of days. It's really small, about 6 1/2 inches by 4 1/2 inches but I'm really pleased with it. I might use the image for my christmas cards. I've gone back in and brought out the colour a little with coloured pencils, and there are gold highlights. What I'd really like to do now is have a go at doing this as a linocut - something I haven't tried since I was at college, but I just love linocuts, and think a simplified version of this would work really well. Anyway, I might have to add that to my ever growing 'to do' list! In the meantime I have listed the painting on ebay, here.
My thanks to all who have purchased from me during my Etsy sale - I really appreciate it, and hope you love your prints when they arrive!

9 comments:

kathy hare said...

a beautiful painting Danielle, I love your use of lines in the sky, it would make a lovely christmas card..

Jess said...

This is a lovely design. I love the way you've done the sky!

Carolee said...

Just discovered your blog via Jen at Gypsymarestudios, and have to tell you I think your work is absolutely magical! Off to add your link to my blog...

Happy creating!
~ Carolee

Dianne said...

Really beautiful painting, this would make a beautiful and very different christmas card..

Allegra Smith said...

Danielle, this is gorgeous, it would be just as appropriate at Valentine's Day where instead of the same old - same old heart, you can bring a lover a star. Lovely work, as always.

PS: I adore quince paste over toast or mixed in steamed chocolate pudding instead of persimmons. Yumm!

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Looks beautiful! I love how you did the sky. Linocuts are on my long "to do" list as well.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

So lovely. You should certainly make this your Christmas card. Everyone would love to receive this in their holiday mail.

robin bird said...

hi danielle. thank you for visiting my blog yesterday. it is always nice to meet someone new. this image would make a wonderful christmas card. i love all creatures in flight and the statr...simply magical!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Love it Danielle! Your crows are so cool!

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