This weekend I have been painting my design for this years Christmas card. Having not painted for two years I only wanted to paint something quick but effective.
Painting a titanium white circle in the middle then using a lemon yellow, cerulean blue and crimson red in circles around the moon I created the moon and night sky. More red at the bottom and more of a purple at the top with a green glow around the moon.
I didn’t make any real decision on this layout, it’s just what felt right while I painted.
I then splashed titanium white to make stars or snowfall I hadn’t decided yet. I mixed in some black to make grey spots on the moon surface, I didn’t want it to be realistic in anyway jot so when you saw it you knew what it was.
Then in black I painted Santa on his sled with attached reindeer and a magic trail left in the sky.
I splashed a bit more white to see if I liked snow or stars. I then painted some scenery along the bottom a silhouette of London and Newcastle with a house in the bottom right corner for Santa’s landing house.
I then decided I wanted to have stars rather than snow so painted over any excess snow and the painting was done.
I then added some gold to the magic trail left behind the reindeer and sled. Painting finished.
I started with 4 colours and no idea what I was going to create. It’s a very quick and basic painting in the end but it does all it needs to and will be made into Christmas cards and products that I am pleased with.