It's our last class before the holiday break. And though it was gray and rainy (instead of crisp and snowy), we couldn't find much to complain about. We had good company, good food and good paintings—what more can anyone ask for? Just look, we're starting with a picture of our holiday spread—eggrolls (pork and shrimp, and vegetable) with a homemade cookie assortment for dessert. Thanks Susan and Greeta!
Immediately after, look at Janet's beautiful salute to watercolor. It's her final student piece before joining the ranks of the advanced. It's obvious that she's already a very advanced artist—welcome aboard! Keep looking at our beautifully rich abstracts, scenes from nature, birds and rocks, and people past and present. We finish up with signs of the season—Vivian's lovely scene of holiday relaxation, and Mark's wish for snow and boots for those cozy feet.
Finally, to carry us into next year, enjoy Susan's vacation paintings. Travel along to sunny Egypt and Israel. See camels and baptisms in the River Jordan, watch a sparkling sunset, dance the hora.
And we can think of no better way to end the year than with Susan's painting of/for her tour guides. It's called "Thank You" and it pretty much sums up our feelings for everyone who's supported us or looked in on our corner of the art world this year. Thank you! We wish you the happiest, most colorful of holidays and look forwards to seeing you in the new year.
A spread that almost (but not quite) distracted us from painting!