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Monday, December 20, 2010

Backyard Tree Sketch

The weather has been variable!  First snow, then rain, then snow, then rain, then more snow.  Yesterday we had a Christmas party at our house for our family.  Before they came, I started this sketch while having my morning coffee.  Then it was:  stuff the turkey, get it in the oven, and prepare for the young families and kids.   It was a lot of fun.  Two cousins running around the house and going crazy over little gifts in their stockings.  Young babies being passed around for everyone to take turns holding.  Ten of us gathering around the table for turkey dinner.  After they left, we cleaned up, relaxed and unwound, and I had some quiet time to paint the rest of this sketch from memory.  It is our backyard tree - one I am very familiar with - an old friend.

3 comments:

l.a.r.k. said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! :)

Euphoria said...

Christmas down here is about sun, hot weather and cold drinks, sooo different from your snowy and rainy days...
There´s one thing in common though... family, babies, children and adults waiting for their presents... That´s the Christmas magic! Merry Xmas, C!

ti-igra said...

Hurray! Carolyn!!! Your Xmas-party days so jolly!!! :) This is great!!! I feel the snow fog on the street, and at the same time as the snow melts on the branches of a tree, wet tree trunk - from you sketch :)!!!

You all are Happy! Hurray! Holidays - so cheerful time! Merry Xmas to you! :)