Friday, 24 December 2010

Dec 24th Wooden Santa

Be careful out there Santa (yeah he follows my blogs!) its icy!

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Dec 23rd Robin

I had to paint this scruffy robin, I enjoyed painting him last year but he has become remarkably scruffier after a year in a box!

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Dec 22nd Riendeer

This little chap has a wondeful shape made all the more bold due to the natural wood finish. I think riendeers are my favouriote Christmas characters, I used to leave out fruit pastilles for Rudolph with the mince pie and sherry for Father Christmas. Interesting that my Dad always encouraged me to leave Rudolph the green fruit pastilles...

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Dec 21st Wise Man

I think this one is carrying gold the wise chap I painted last year i think was Frankincense but I dont think you can tell.

Monday, 20 December 2010

Dec 20th Snowman

We are currently under a rather sizeable blanket of snow here in Cheltenham. I thought I would paint a snowman, unfortunately the snow that has fallen, and is falling, here is useles for snowman making purposes. But it sure does look pretty!

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Dec 18th Crochet Christmas Deccy

Another one of Debbies Mums designs, I could probably have painted 25 tree decorations..its not until you do something like this that you realise how many you have.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Dec 18th Joke


Friday, 17 December 2010

Dec 17th Stocking Decor

Here is another of our Chruistmas Decoration collection this one was made by Debbies Mum, Thanks Debbies Mum :).

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Dec 16th Pine Cone

A Christmassy Pine cone - no less!

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Dec 15th Wrapping paper

Wrapping paper the wrapping begins!

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Dec 14th Bauble Drop

Hey this is a nice trot through our bauble collection isn't it?

Monday, 13 December 2010

Dec 13th Riendeer Decoration

This is a little rudolph tree decoration tree will be brought in from outside at the weekend (the living one we had last year has survived!) I just hope it doesn't die as soon as it hits warmth!

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Dec12th Cracker

I have been in the loft to get the Christmas boxes down all very exciting and I found some of last years crackers, this is one of them...

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Dec11th Fairy Light

Post last night festivisties I feel a little like a blown fairy light today.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Dec 10th Christmas Card

Apart from the one from our local MP (thanks Martin) this was the first card of the season, and suitably tiny for me to fit on my paper to paint (Thanks Su!) Watercolour and pencil 19cm x14cm

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Dec 9th Advent Calendr Chocolate

The last three days worth of advent calendar chocolate, I would like to confirm I don't have three advent calendars. Watercolour and pencil 19cm x 14cm.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Dec 8th Bauble

These are 1950's hand painted glass bauble you may rememeber the ones I painted last year, just scroll down to see it.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Dec 7th Christmas Tree

Christmas tree themed christmas tree decoration. Watercolour and pencil 19cm 14cm.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Dec 6th Snowman

This is a snowman we made when we were making papier mache 'things', I may never have mentioned when we were papier mache pioneers. We made allsorts of things like life size gorrillas, barmen and waitresses, trapeze artists even a social worker (strange but true) for various businesses and people in and around the south west. We also made smaller things like this tree decoration which we never sold but still use to this day!

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Dec 5th Silver Bells

Oh great! Now I will keep bursting out with the Elvis Presley version of silver bells all day..... at least!

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Dec 4th Mince Pie

You can't beat a mince pie, I think they are my favourite Christams themed snack. Ahem, there are also some Cristmas cards for sale on ebay that feature mince pies! Click here to see them. Watercolour and pencil 19cm x 14cm

Friday, 3 December 2010

Dec 3rd Chocolate Money

More chocolate, this cocolate money is representing the five pence piece last year it was euros. Just saying. Watercolour and pencil 19cm x 14cm

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Dec 2nd - Chocolate Santa -

 I love the sort of chocolate they use to make these types of christmas sweets, the same stuff they make easter eggs out of...mmmmmmm cheap chocolate. The Christmas season hasn't started until you've had a Chocolate Santa. Watercolour and pencil 19cm x 14cm

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Dec 1st - Christmas Candle

 Happy Christmas! Welcome to my now traditional 'Painted Advent Project in the style of last years Dan Young Daily painting project' or PADPITSOLYDYDPP for short. I will present to you (just like a human advent calendar) a Christamassy image everyday in the run up to Christmas Day. This candle was actually last burnt during last Christmas. Believe it or not. I'm not sure, but its a good story. Watercolour and pencil 19cm x 14cm.

Friday, 25 December 2009

#25 Christmas Pudding

Merry Christmas!!! You knew I would make a painting today didn't you! I am so full this afternoon there is no danger of me eating anything else. As is traditional with advent calenders so it is with advent paintings, that the 25th window/painting is a bit bigger, This painting is oil on gesso 21cm x 17cm so, nearly twice the size of the others. Join me next year for more festive fun and you can carry on following the daily paintings here. Click here to buy.