Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Faithful Friends ~ A Kim Christmas Design
Good morning everyone, hope this finds you all well and getting into the holiday spirit! I mentioned in my last post that I was going to do an on-line painting class at Tole Town that was being taught by the extremely talented Kim Christmas. The class was last Friday and it was so much fun! They are having a second class today because of the overwhelming demand; who can resist Kim's designs? The painting that we did is called "Faithful Friends" and is absolutely adorable. I did mine on an 8" x 10" artist's canvas and I have to say I'm quite happy with the result! Here's my finished piece:
The picture came out more yellow than the actual painting, it's much cooler and more "wintery" in person. Kim's techniques are so great, this picture almost glows, I absolutely love it! It's sitting on my Amish sideboard on a plate stand and looks so beautiful; I've got a votive candle in front of it and it is amazing at night in the candle light. If you haven't seen Kim's designs before, please check out her website: www.kimchristmas.com and she also has a blog now: www.kimchristmasdesigns.blogspot.com. (Pssst, there are some free painting patterns at her blog!!) Her designs are wonderful, she is an extremely talented gal! It's been awhile since I've done any painting; I've done a few painted items but have been concentrating more on my sewn items. I had almost forgotten how much I love painting! It's where I started my crafting "career"; decorative and watercolour painting were my first forays into the crafting world. I think that I am going to have to get back to my roots, so to speak, and take some time to do more painting. Thanks so much Kim and Tole Town for a great class and I'll be back soon to do some more painting! Have a great day everyone and happy crafting!