Thursday, November 11, 2010

Red Christmas ball

These remind me of old-fashioned trees, back when the ornaments were glass.
6" x 6" / oil on panel / $75







9 comments:

Denise Scaramai said...

Kim
I was very embarrassed to work "free" and I'm trying to get back to normal and update me with friends ... excuse the absence!

ahhh ... know that you reminded me of these Christmas balls, glass wafer-thin ...
were so careful to assemble the tree, and beyond the balls were also other formats, cones, hearts, flowers ...

beautiful painting!
by the beautiful simplicity!
hugs and kisses! ;)))

santaray said...

Thanks for moving me slowly toward the season of St. Nick. He is areligious icon to me.

And these little teasers of the past week are making me feel religious.

Each is so loaded with memories. These fragile ornaments, and in years gone by in our household they were really not replaceable, (the cost). that fragile hanger had to be place to insure that it would not slip with the resultant shattering of the very thin ornament.

Well done. I can visualize the reflection of the pointy light bulb of the forties shimmering a magical reflection.

Love it.

Sandra said...

It does seem to come quicker ever year doesn't it? A shop in our town put its decorations and tree up mid-november! Now the Christmas adverts are creeping in too... Soon all things bloggy will also be merry :0)
I don't know how you do it. I want to paint like this! Mine are all so lifeless in comparison!

Celeste Bergin said...

I like the complementary colors, nice work!

Crystal Cook said...

Kim I love it. :) Love how you've got that top gold part so reflective and shiny. I bet this was a fun one. :)

Ralph said...

Oh dear KIm mine still are made of glass I am gettng old. I an past a house two days ago with all the christmas lights on and through the window i saw a christmas tree all lit up

Rachel Roushey said...

I love the old glass ornaments. I love the color green you choose for this painting. This photograph brings back so many memories of hanging Christmas decorations with my family.

Kim said...

Thank you! I am going to try more glass ornaments this week. Have to dig waaaaayy back in the closet or go shopping : )

william said...

that is amazing xxxx