It begins with a sketch.
I am learning that the background needs to be done well, before heading to the next step.
Otherwise you spend a lot of time doing a ton of detail work.
Yes, those are my slippers, the only way to paint, except barefoot.
Those lovely, magnificent trees. I painted bits and pieces of paper different shades of browns.
Then cut and layered them to create the bark/trunks of the trees. Super fun part!!
I did the same with the leaves, paint paper different colors and cut to a leaf shape.
The cast of character were painted first on a larger piece of paper,
then cut out and applied with gel medium to the wood canvas.
Final details: faces, cake, cups and a festive string of lights.
A grand sweet gathering indeed!