December 20, 2010

"Christmas Party"

“Christmas Party”
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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“'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 has just finished their work. The tree is all finished; Santa has left all the presents under it and filled all the stockings with goodies. Now it’s time to relax and have some refreshments with Santa.  Some thoughtful child has left a big glass of milk and a plate of yummy cookies. I bet you always wondered if Santa really ate all those treats left for him. Well it turns out that he does, but he always has some help cleaning up the crumbs.  And by the way, Santa’s glass of milk is ALWAYS half full.
 “Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.”

This is the final piece in my Santa’s Christmas tree mouse decorating team series.  It was a lot of fun for me and I hope that you all enjoyed the journey.

For this last 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, and lots of love. It is finished with a few coats of acrylic varnish.