December 23, 2008

No place like home

Oh, there's no place like
home for the holidays,
'Cause no matter how far away you roam
When you pine for the sunshine
Of a friendly face
For the holidays, you can't beat
Home, sweet home

Oh there's no place like home
For the holidays, 'cause no matter
How far away you roam
If you want
To be happy in a million ways
For the holidays, you can't beat
Home, sweet home

by Robert Allen - Al Stillman

Have a wonderful holiday!

Pastel, 7.5 x 9., Artist's Collection

December 22, 2008

Snowglobe in snow

A Christmas rose
grows in snow.

Pastel, 5x7, $100.

December 17, 2008

Tiny Landscape

Each year is summed up with a symbolic ornament that goes on our annual tree. Some have been influenced by work; some travel; some by people, family, feelings; life itself; the world. This year was the year of LightCaught.

These paintings seemed to rule the year: 4 shows, online exhibits, 100+ paintings completed, inclusion in the first Daily Painter's Gallery book, and continuous growth with each stroke.

Glad that you were a part of this painted year.

Pastel, 3/4" x 3/4"
NFS [going on the tree]

December 15, 2008

Silent Night

Silent Night.
All is calm.
All is bright.
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Pastel, 5x7, $100.

December 11, 2008

Snow Surf's Up

Snow's down.
Surf's up.
Sky's gray.
Souls search.

Pastel, 5"x7"
[New York]

December 9, 2008

First Snowflakes

Giant, fluffy, downy snowflakes.
Smell them,

Eat them,
Wash your face with them.
They're free.

Pastel, [study for commission]

December 8, 2008

First Snow

The first snow-
of the season.

The first snow ever-
for someone.
A beautiful moment frozen in time.

Pastel, 16 x 24 Commission
SOLD [Conn. to Malaysia]

December 3, 2008

Seasonal Reds-amaryllis

Amaryllis means "pride".
Pop in a bulb.
Up pops the flowers.
Red and regal and ready.
Christmas blooms.

Watercolor, 7.5 x 9.5

December 1, 2008

Nutcracker costume: Clara

Little Clara.
Dressed in white.
Ready to party; then dance through the night.

[prints and cards available]