Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas
Note Card/Envelop 5"x7"
©2012 Barbara Parish

Oh! This was fun. I like to get excited about Christmas after Turkey Day. But, the cards need to be finished by Dec 1st. I painted twelve different designs. These are from my memory, hand sketched, hand painted, and not copied.

This morning I shopped for Thanksgiving Day. Turkey and all the trimmings are in the kitchen.
You guessed it, I am hosting a 2:00 pm dinner for my family and friends.
One thing about the High Desert, when rain is expected, Hesperia could get snow. Alt. 3200 ft.

I would enjoy a White Christmas!

Hand Painted Christmas Cards

Today I am painting Christmas Cards for Family and Friends.
Friday I sketched designs on the blank note cards. Today I plan to watercolor paint these cards to make them come alive with a message of Christmas Blessings.
Throughout the day I will post images and talk about each one.

In Friday's watercolor class I demonstrated the how-to for sketching and painting Holiday/Christmas Cards. I gave suggestion to stimulate the imagination of the Friday Painters. FUN!

Check back for the image postings.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Map

This intimate painting, Man on a Journey, can you feel his anticipation for travel and his delight with deciding where to go?

My new landscape paintings for 2012 will feature people in action.

I will exhibit them on two web sites, Barbara Parish

Holiday Reminder:

* If you are gifting an original watercolor painting, give me enough time to package and mail before the holidays. I will holiday wrap and send directly, with your message on a hand painted card or send wrapped to you with a hand painted card you can sign.

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* Be aware of your surroundings this holiday season, don't be surprised by unexpected trouble. Be safe and enjoy the season.