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A Little Drooping Holiday Spirit

>> Thursday, December 1, 2011

A few years ago I started making my own holiday cards, featuring some of my art.  As with most things I do, however, once I get started on something like that, I have to outdo myself each year. 

This year, I spent some time with my lumpy Basset hound Simon and some holiday trimmings to get in the mood and get the right image to use for a painting.  Simon has a certain droopy hound quality that reminds me of the dog from The Grinch, which was sort of what I had in mind. I would have considered Phoebe for the experiment since I haven't painted her yet, but she won't sit still for a second, much less walk around the house with a set of antlers on her head.  Simon, incidentally, will wear the antlers, or a green elf hat we have, for hours until Phoebe takes them off him.  He's such a good sport. 

Two full days of painting later, and voila!  My 2011 holiday card painting.  Even after spending all that time working on it, it still cracks me up.  I love how his deadpan droopy Simon expression came through.

5 comments:

Telemarkmike December 1, 2011 at 10:24 AM  

That is a really great card. Nicely done!

Ellen Rathbone December 1, 2011 at 10:57 AM  

It is WONDERFUL!

Sure wish I could draw like that.

biobabbler December 1, 2011 at 1:24 PM  

that. is. awesome.

FABULOUS! =)

rene√© leigh December 3, 2011 at 8:15 PM  

this is PERFECT, Holly! love it...

Woodswoman Extraordinaire December 6, 2011 at 1:15 PM  

Thank you, all!

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