Thursday, December 12, 2013

Holiday Colors

Red Tulips


This month I am thrilled to be hosting the monthly theme for The Sketchbook Challenge.


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My choice for this month is "Holiday Colors".  I love this time of the year, with all the glitter, sparkle and shimmer of the season.  It is a feast for the eyes and creative fodder for the sketchbook.


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Capturing the colors around us at this time of the year is glorious.  So many people around the work celebrate December in so many different ways.  But the thing that I love the most is the difference in the seasons from one hemisphere to the other. 


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Winter is blasting its way across the Northern Hemisphere with little subtlety, and summer is settling it's warm embrace over the Southern Hermisphere.



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So, for The Sketchbook Challenge, I thought it would be fun for everyone to capture the colors of celebration around them.  The various icons of sacred celebrations, the images of December, the colors.



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I love The Sketchbook Challenge.  It is a monthly program that has been going on for several years.  It got me started to feverishly into sketchbook art and is always to inspiring.  If you're looking for a little more inspiration in your sketchbook art, then pop on over to The Sketcbhook Challenge website and check it out, there is so much there for any artist to enjoy.





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This page was done in my Stillman & Birn "Epsilon" Series Sketchbook, using Delta Ceramcoat Acrylics, Luminarte Twinkling h2O's, Gold Leafing, and Prismacolor Colored Pencil.  It perfectly captures the holiday colors of December for me.

Thanks for checking in. xx