December 6, 2010

"Mouse Bubble Light Crew"

“Bubble Light Mouse Crew”
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – official aceo size
Winsor Newton Artisan oil paint & colored pencil
Strathmore illustration board treated with a gesso ground
Edges painted black
December 2010
SOLD - thank you

Santa’s Mouse Bubble Light Crew is a special part of his tree decorating team.  Each mouse is carefully trained in the maintenance and repair of the Christmas tree bubble lights. Here you see them checking each light and making sure they are operating correctly.

“'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 my Winsor Newton Artisan oil paint (water mixable) using a transparent wash technique, very much like watercolor.