Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Christmas Card Watercolors




I have been working on watercolors for Christmas cards. Some I liked and some got tossed. I started with more "beachy" ideas and just decided I wanted a more "Christmassy" feel. Add to that, the fact that I wanted to paint "2010" written in the sand, and it just wasn't working to my satisfaction. SO- these are the 3 paintings I liked the most. I want to see red and green at Christmas, so the beach just got left behind in favor of shiny lights and jingle bells with ribbon! I am definitely into painting shiny lately- metal and glass. I have been working on reflections- I enjoy painting reflective surfaces, but they do have their unique difficulties. As an artist who loves still life, reflections are a major factor- so why not get comfortable with painting them? Now, to Photoshop and Print Shop and all the not so fun computer work that goes into turning a watercolor into a card.
Thanks for looking-
Sheryl

10 comments:

  1. Brava Sheryl! sono molto allegre queste card!
    e che colori!!

    Complimenti!!

    Ciao!

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  2. These are wonderful, I especially love the bells, so festive.

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  3. They are all great but the lights are my fave!

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  4. Grazie, Franz!
    Ciao!
    Thank you Maria, and my friend at WaxBeach! They were pure fun, not exactly masterpieces- now to get back to more serious painting!

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  5. Gorgeous work you display here on your blog! Wonderful Xmas cards too!

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  6. Thank you, Cynnie! I am off to visit your blog now!
    Sheryl

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  7. Clicked on over from your comment on Cynnie's blog. I am in awe- absolutely beautiful. Your Christmas cards will be wonderful.

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  8. Beautiful and vibrant! Well done xx

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  9. Dear Sheryl,
    Beautiful watercolor works! Oh, Sheryl, this could be an easy solution; sell your beach related cards in Australia, summer, right now.
    Cheers;)))
    Sadami

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Thank you so much for your comments- I love to hear what you think!