Our first Christmas eve in Arizona was gorgeous! A day we won’t soon forget. It was my brother and his wife’s first Christmas together. And her first time seeing snow. Beautiful HUGE fluffy flakes. The flakes became larger the longer it snowed.
Sunset was heavenly. Take a look.
Mingus on Christmas Eve.
I completely missed the mark on what I was trying to do with this painting. Working wet on wet, to create soft flowing colors in the sky. My first washes did flow together nicely. I just went over board with the clouds.
Cloud Close Up
Even so, I really like the almost 3-D effect I accidentally created in the clouds. My apologies for the terrible photo. I couldn’t get the scan to show true. There is a bit of soft blue on the hills, and field. Not showing well here.
I framed this and gifted it to my bother and his wife. Merry first Christmas!
Only four days until Leslie’s January 30 Paintings In 30 Days painting challenge begins!