Christmas Tree Painting

It’s interesting to see how each culture decorates trees. Wanting others to see the stars illuminating a tree is my favorite. Wanting bright color instead of boring green is a good one too. One decorates with popcorn and berry garlands. The other with pretzel oranments.

Christmas trees are easy to create. You can create one with a marker, dried up stamp…however you choose!

There’s no rules or perfection.

By scratching

Woven Hearts

This weekend I painted patterns and woven hearts. Did I make a paper ornament in grade school? Probably. I set out to paint a few and the first one was all wrong. I keep saying this. The second, what a color! Not the bright fun cherry red I wanted… but yeah. I have drawn many hearts for Valentine’s Day. Why did these go wrong? I paint best when all is quiet. I focus. I play. Besides there’s all kinds of woven hearts. I got back into make mode. All of a sudden the first try is looking good. Completely understand why other artists stay up late or wake up early and head to thier creative space.

Acrylic + Stick Tree

I like painting trees. Greens and blues are a color scheme that I often come back to.

I like appying the paint in a series of dots and then using a brush or in this case what’s left of the brush. Wiat a minute, I carefully squeezed the paint bottles in a tree shape. All I did was take the stick and spread the paint in a right to left line pattern. Simple. Easy. Beautiful.

Mixing the right color is key. Did the brush in a little water helps spread the paint. More trees to come. I’ll add these trees to my holiday etsy shop.

Stamp Tree

This is a quick and simple technique. I used an old stamper and then painted in the trunk and star. Or did I use various pencils and markers? All the above.

I also mixed some awesome color. I don’t know why but I love painting around the circle with various textures and then writing in the circle. I am updating an old design. I like emerald green much better.