Friday, December 1, 2017

Holiday showcase, Snow Queen

T'is the busy holiday season, in the USA, we've shared the gratitude of Thanksgiving, and are quickly approaching Solstice, Hanukkah and Christmas, turning of the wheel toward the New Year, 2018! What a year it has been, natural disasters and those caused by humans abound, as does mulch Grace and joy. 

The gallery where I exhibit my paintings is hosting a holiday showcase of the represented
Muse of Creative Fire

artists, and I have been competing a painting which began as the demo for last summer's Muse of Creative Fire class. I have been intrigued with round canvases, so choose one for that class. 


We had a lovely group of five students at an art Center about two hours away, and spent the day bringing our Muses into the canvas. Like many of my demo paintings, she has been waiting for the next step for awhile, then began whispering. Two of my granddaughters are rehearsing for our basket studio's annual Nutcracker, which gave the inspiration for the transformation from summer muse to Snow Queen! 

The color theme shifted from the reds of summer to winery blues and silver. I darkened her background, and used plastic wrap in the wet paint for patterns, as I brought new life into her havue and halo. Both silver and interference play in the highlights, and I got silver leaf for her crown and earrings. I'm am pleased with the transformation, she's ready for the holiday show.


Snow Queen
What transformations does this turn of the wheel bring you? What treasures are nestled beneath the snow? 

Posting to Paint Party Friday


14 comments:

Faye said...

Beautiful post.

Penny Lee StewArt said...

Amazing transformation!

A Colorful World said...

I have always loved the Snow Queen...this s wonderful!

Clare Lloyd said...

She is lovely

Nadya said...

Thank you!! I did a painting, "Dancers," , several years ago that hangs in the studio. Our teacher Emma has danced the Show Queen several years now, and is roughly the model for both that piece and this.

Nadya said...

Thank you!! I did a painting, "Dancers," several years ago which hangs in the ballet studio. Our teacher Emma has danced the Snow Queen several years now, and is roughly the model for both that piece and this

Sue (this n that) said...

I love your round canvases and, of course, the beautiful paintings :D)

Beth Niquette said...

Your painting is extraordinary.

Giggles said...

Oh so gorgeous!! Wonderfully presented!!

Peace Giggles

Gloria J Zucaro said...

Wow! What a transformation! I love the exotic nature of your work. You do things which would never occur to me that are so interesting!

laurie said...

Amazing painting!!
the round canvas is perfect for your beautiful work! thanks for sharing!!

JKW said...

This is a fun post. Beautiful ladies. Blessings, Janet

Christine said...

Beautiful piece!

sirkkis said...

Fabulous alteration, love her. Magical and beautiful both face and background.
Happy PPF ❤❤