Our Saturday paint-out group leader, Barbara, hosts an annual holiday get-together for us at her home. Barbara is so generous throughout the year with organizing and planning paint-outs, then invites us to her house for snacks and a paint-out in December. It's always fun to be able chat with paint-out friends since we're usually individually looking for a view and then quietly painting. This year Barbara suggested a greeting card exchange. Great idea and I had fun painting my outdoor scene with gel pen accents!
This was my fourth year painting at Barbara's house. I tried a view of the front entrance last year in gouache, Holiday Paint-Out 2014!. I thought I would paint in the back yard on this visit. Barbara has a back yard I can identify with. She's attentive to the birds and butterflies, she plants veggies, and has lots of potted plants. For added interest she even put some wash up on her clothes line. With limited time after chatting and snacking, I painted a small watercolor. It's got a lot of Christmas-y greens. Have a wonderful holiday everyone!
|5" x 7" Watercolor|