Since 1995 I have created an individual Christmas card design to mail to a handful of family and friends. Most of these cards have featured small oil paintings but occassionally I have also used pastel drawings or computer-generated designs.
This year's card, depicted above, featured a painting of the exterior of my Raleigh home decorated for the holidays. Since the color of the lights used to outline my house are blue, I decided to title the work "Blue Christmas."
"Blue Christmas," 11 x 14 inches, oil on stretched canvas. Completed in November 2008.