Inspiration for 10 Lords A-Leaping

Inspiration for 10 Lords A-Leaping

January 02, 2022

10 Lords A-Leaping has truly been one of the most FUN projects in my "Twelve Days of Christmas" painting project so far!  I contemplate many mediums for artistic inspiration. I came across a Pinterest page featuring the Royal Ballet of London's performance of the "Tale of Jeremy Fisher."  The images of the coloured botanical backgrounds, water plants, trout, water beetle and, of course, a frog named Jeremy  are absolutely enchanting.

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Eight Maids A-Milking

Eight Maids A-Milking

December 26, 2021

The main focus of "Eight Maids-a-Milking" is to evoke delight and to bring a smile to the viewer.  Who does not love a black and white mamma sow and her tiny, wiggly piglets?  I sincerely hope that you delight in this depiction of the age-old song verse of "Twelve Days of Christmas.

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A starry, moonlit Partridge in a Pear Tree

A starry, moonlit Partridge in a Pear Tree

December 26, 2021

The foundation of Kimberly Potts' version of "Partridge in a Pear Tree" is a single espallier branch, since including the entire tree would reduce the scale of the heart of the painting:  the partridge.   This version of "A Partridge in a Pear Tree" expanded the vision and indulged the tendency toward fanciful and fantastical (i.e., note the meteor shower taking place amid the stars.) 

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