December 13, 2010

"Candy Cane Mice"

“Candy Cane Mice”
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – official aceo size
Winsor Newton oil paint & colored pencil
Strathmore illustration board treated with gesso ground
Edges painted black
December 2010
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The Candy Cane Mice Crew is busy tying all the freshly made candy canes to the ends of selected branches on the Christmas tree.  It generally takes 3 mice to do the job; two to hoist up the cane and one on top to position it on the branch.  Then they all work together to tie the bow.

“'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;”………
But that’s not exactly true because Santa’s little mouse Christmas tree decorating team is very busy at work, for it is their job to make sure that all the Christmas trees are fully decorated by Christmas morning.

For this one I used gesso treated Strathmore illustration board. I drew out my design in colored pencil and then did my painting with oil paint.