Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Christmas in July

4 x 4"
oil on ampersand gessoboard

I can hardly believe that it's July already. Pretty soon I'll be starting to get ready for Christmas! For the past two years, I've been employed making Christmas decorations for corporate spaces. It's very different from home holiday decorating - for one thing, the ornaments don't have sentimental value (and most of them are held together with hot-glue and florist's wire.) I've decorated everything from small desk-top trees to 40-foot-tall atrium trees. When you're working on a tree that tall, you know someone's going to be suspended from the ceiling! I've never been that person, but last year I did get to ride around in a cherry picker in a torrential downpour. Which I enjoyed. I know, it's perverse.


Susan Carlin said...

This painting just takes my breath away!

E. Floyd said...

I love it! What a great composition.

S.M. Sedwick said...