December 4, 2008

Wooden Christmas Postcards

Full steam ahead on getting some Christmas presents completed.

I painted these last night. They are painted on small wooden plaques and remind me of postcards. I painted directly on the wood and I'm not sure that was the best idea-so next time I think I will try some gesso first and then do the painting.











You can't really see the sparkle they have, but I used a new glaze on them in certain spots and it really makes them shiny! They are very Christmasy-is that a word?
MERRY CHRISTMAS :)

13 comments:

artsyclay said...

Very sweet! I love your kitty paintings.

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Mad Bush Farm Crew said...

Great artwork Leslie. The Snowmen remind me of those lovely Christmas cards my Grandmother used to send me every year. Gosh and I'm sitting here roasting at the moment. Maybe we could do with a little snow here for a day or two.

Take care love your blog

Liz

Jacky said...

Lovely Christmas images on the wood. I've been doing an online class with Suziblu and she uses birchwood ply (which she swears by). I havent been able to get any in Australia as yet, but I am going to give it a try when I do.

Thanks for visiting my blog and in answer to your question re: watercolour crayons, you can purchase them online from Dickblick. The ones I like the best are the caran d'ache neocolour II - gorgeous, creamy crayons that work super.

aliceinparis said...

These are really cute, Great idea:)

Amy Sullivan said...

~Very Christmassy~
Love ~Amy~

Bev's Jewelry said...

Lovely paintings. You do kitties well. They have such character!

Belle said...

I love them both, but the snowman is my favourite.

painter girl said...

Whoever gets these sweet postcards will treasure them! And the extra sparkle makes them shine just so.
Beautiful work.
Leanne

Leslie said...

Thank you for all your sweet comments and encouragement that inspires me to MAKE MORE ART!

Love to you ALL,

Leslie

aliceinparis said...

Hi Leslie, Thanks! I just made a donation to your Jamaican children:) Really, if everyone just gave a little we can do lots!!
Cheers, Shelagh

Jenxo said...

such a cute sparkly happy little snowman Leslie..

Art Lover said...

These are beautiful Leslie! Wish you a wonderful Christmas and a very happy new year!