This first image shows how much construction I have completed before I can put together the basic image of the artwork. To this point, it is the designing of the artwork, along with tedious repetition, that includes cutting, building, a lot of sanding, priming, more sanding, and evaluation to confirm all the pieces work with each other. Only then can I paint.
Happy Christmas, by John Lennon, is my project for Christmas 2019.
This is the fourteenth year that I will have created a Christmas painting and a small canvas image that is a part of the Christmas card I send to those who have supported this art. I know that my Christmas project will be the last work for the year. Because of this, I look at the Christmas work as an opportunity to summarize how this art has evolved in the past twelvemonth period. That is about it. None of these artworks have ever been on public display, nor has anyone ever ordered a print or requested a price. That is fine. They are works meant to add interest to a generic Christmas card, and a fancy way for me to thank those who have influenced this artist’s life. Although after so many years you would think enough with the praise.
Scott Von Holzen