December 18, 2010

"Christmas Light Mouse Patrol"

“Christmas Light Mouse Patrol”
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – official aceo size
Watercolor, acrylic paint & colored pencil
Strathmore illustration board
Edges painted black
December 2010
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Missy Mouse has the Christmas light maintenance task on Santa’s tree decorating team. After the Christmas lights are put up she walks along all the cords checking each light. If she finds that one has burned out she makes sure it is replaced.

“'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 Strathmore illustration board, drew out my design in colored pencil and then did my painting with watercolor paint and a little acrylic paint used like watercolor. It is finished with a few coats of acrylic varnish.