|watercolor on paper 8x10|
I've been in a Holiday bubble, today I emerged and realized it's Monday, and that it is time to get back into the grind. Laundry, dishes, rinse and repeat, oh and try to get some painting time in there too. It's been a great Christmas, my Mom and brother came for a visit. They are sadly leaving today:( The boys have had a blast. It was so fun to watch Christmas through their eyes. I've been reading a lot of things about it being bad luck to leave your tree up after Christmas. I do not adhere to this myth and I think it is tad on the Grinchy side strip everything down immediately, so at our house we will still be enjoying the decorations for a little while.
This week I'm posting a painting I did as a gift for my brother and sister-in-law. I painted my adorable nephew Luke. I painted this portrait in black and white watercolors. I just love black and white portraits. I think it's timeless and elegant. Even in my home I have mostly black and white photographs framed. I may venture into some color portrait paintings, but I think I will stick with a very clean, limited palette. And I really love leaving a plain white background.
I hope that you have enjoyed your Holiday and are looking forward to ushering in a New Year. I am looking forward to 2011, a whole new year of endless possibilities.