Thursday, October 28, 2010

THE MAGIC OF WINTER...

Yes, it's still October...and Thanksgiving isn't even here yet....

But I just completed ...

THE MAGIC OF WINTER
I got my inspiration from an old postcard.  I added a few things and subtracted a few...
 I just love snowmen...and I feel he turned out especially sweet.
 one of the things I added was this little pony...
 and of course, the glitter, which adds such magic to a winter scene.  I just love it.
 it just makes that snow glisten and sparkle like real snow when the light hits it just right...
I really like the way it turned out. I did it in sepia-tone and contemplated if I should add color throughout, or bits of color here and there...but I thought the magic came through as it was and it didn't need it.
And it really made it look all the more vintage.  Let me know what you think!

I also want to announce a FABULOUS give-a-way on my sweet niece, Shariyah's blog...
She is giving away an unbelievable block print! She is such an amazing artist!
Unbelievable, right?
Go to her blog to check out the details...


9 comments:

Rusted Wings said...

This is such a sweet piece Lori! The sepia gives it that vintage feel, and I love the little 'dance' the lady is doing with the snowman and the horse watching in wonder! So sweet of you also to post Shariyah's giveaway and contest her & Cam are in...hoping they win!!
love you sis!

Chic de Cru said...

This is absolutely incredible!!!!!I love the vintage feeling and the magic that is flowing out!! Takes you to a magical moment and you captured it so well. It uplifts you and bring the joy up and out!!!!lovely
Charlotte Phillips

Carola Bartz said...

The glitter really makes it! I like the sepia tone, it certainly gives it a vintage feeling. Very beautiful.

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Magic is the perfect way to describe this new painting. I keep looking at and thinking, "Wow!"
You're so amazingly talented Lori. :) Thanks for sharing your beautiful talents with us.
Much Love,
Jenny

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

ps: I checked out your nieces blog. She is fabulous, it really runs in the family. :)

Kerri said...

yes- i love the vintage feel and of course, the glitter adds a little extra magic! :)

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

This is gorgeous! I love the sepia tones and the touch of glitter. Very beautiful piece! So happy you shared this 'peek'! :)

Diana said...

Love this piece. Don't add any color...it's perfect. Reminds me of walking in snow at night during a full moon and everything's so bright and glistening.

Jack Foster said...

Lovely Lori! I love smowmen too! Your's is adorable!!