Silver Bells this years Christmas artwork and the canvas print for my 2017 Christmas card is finished. This work turned out to be a more demanding and creative Christmas painting, than earlier years. Past Christmas artworks I kept the look and style predictable and functional to save time and stress because of the obvious deadline. Of course. Silver Bells did not turn out that way.
The result will be the same with this artwork as with the past Christmas works, which is that Silver Bells will become the newest member of my Christmas Club artworks soon to be quickly forgotten after the Holidays.
For now Silver Bells is where my art is at. It’s major influence is my earlier work, Runnin’ Down a Dream. You see that in the wide stems, and in the mix of colors. Typical with my Christmas artworks I made use of metal paints, but even more so with Silver Bells. I like their bright shiny Christmas look. Interesting, I did a little practice glazing of the blue strips on the stems. That doesn’t show well in the image, but this is something I will try again, and could be a possible step forward.
The words Ring and ring of course kinda throws this artwork in a different perception direction. My original choice was Silver Bells, but I decided to shake the tree instead.
That is it for Silver Bells. Next up something fun and different, that I know, once I figure out what that would be.
Actually, I know exactly what I am going to paint. I am going back to my rock ‘n roll roots, with Bob Seger’s great Like a Rock:
Scott Von Holzen