Friday, December 16, 2011

And the winners are...

Congratulations to;

Claire Beaden Carnell of

Cindy C.

Please send your address to sunnybrookdotsevenatgmaildotcom. And I will get the packages right out to you.

P.s. in the email address please use the numeral for the number and a . for dot. Keeps down computer generated spam!

P.s.s. for those that have been following, mom is doing well and should be out of the hospital tomorrow.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Scents, Scenes and Sounds # 4

This painting is not from any photo, but just from what I pulled from my memories, as are all the rest of this series. I took several different pictures of this painting trying to get one without glare from the wet paint.

What scents, sounds or memories does this painting bring to your mind? I remember as a child, taking part in the Christmas programs at church , and later on as an adult, helping children learn their parts in the Christmas programs.

(closer up, but a little fuzzy)

"The Reason for the Season"
Oil on 3 x 4 mini stretched canvas

Remember to leave a comment to be entered in the drawing for my

Christmas give away!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Scents, Scenes and Sounds

Christmas Painting #3

Oh this is fun! Remember the distinct sounds of bells... and the song about.......

"Silver Bells"

3 x 5 Oil on stretched canvas

Don't forget to leave your comments to be entered in the give-away!

Read about it ~here~

You may leave a comment on each Christmas painting post to be eligible,

and each time you comment puts your name in the "hat" again.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A Painting Challenge for Me and a Gift for One of YOU!

I started a new simple series of small paintings called

"Christmas Scents, Scenes and Sounds"

I don't know how many I'll get done before next Tuesday, but I am challenging myself. There are 2 posted now and hope to get several more added. Check it out if you have time and want to see them.

I will be giving one away for Christmas.
The plan is to draw a name from all the comments posted on the

Christmas paintings.

If you comment more than once, your name will go in as many times as you comment. The drawing will be on

Dec 15th.

My daughter will be here to do the drawing. She will notify the winner and you can send your address to my email. She will get it mailed out to you. This helps me, as well as gifting someone else, because it gives me a reason to paint.
So keep checking back... this should be fun!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas-y Stuff

Christmas painting #2

This is one of the many old-timey ornaments I have made. I love the smell of cinnamon and spices along with the evergreen scent of real pine trees, and the highlights from the white twinkle lights.

"Cinnamon-Stick Bundles"

5 x 7 Oil on canvas board

A 20 Min Exercise ... Christmas Painting #1

I have been disappointed with my painting lately, to the extent of just burning some partially finished works. They made good, but expensive heat in the wood-stove. (sigh)I knew in order to keep from being totally discouraged I had to keep painting, even if it was a small one.

I relate this time in my life to being in a snow storm right now, but the light of Christ will bring me through.

"For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him"

Matt. 2:2

3" x 4 1/2" Oil on stretched canvas