Nicholas in Vienna by Kim Rempel / acrylic on canvas
There's a line from a Christmas song I loved as a child that went:
~~~I don't know if you believe in Christmas,
or if you have presents underneath the Christmas tree,
but if you believe in love, that will be more than enough
For you to come and celebrate with me.~~~
Because for as much pressure as everyone feels, it's really not about presents. And I know the commercialization gets quite crass. So just take a deep breath, treasure those you love and keep them close and count your blessings. I wish all of you warmth in your heart, tenderness in spirit, peace and love. Merry Christmas.
If you're new to this interactive exhibit/game I'm running, the blurb below explains it all. Join at any time!
This painting is from a series on how I imagined modern masters would have portrayed St. Nicholas had they been commissioned to paint his portrait. When I exhibit this series I run it as an interactive show. I have a sheet that people can fill out with the titles running down one side and the painters down another. Viewers are invited to guess which artist inspired each piece. One winner is drawn from all correct answers and they receive a gift ; ) If anyone is ever interested in showing it, email me and we'll set it up! I thought it would be fun to play online. This is the tenth of ten. The title holds a clue. You can answer back in the "Comments" section and I will draw one winner from everyone who correctly answers all ten. And I will send a gift, cause hey - it's a Christmas game! Feel free to tell your friends and have them play along!
Artists: Vincent vanGogh, Andy Warhol, Gustav Klimt, Marc Chagall, Emily Carr, Frieda Kahlo, Paul Gauguin, Jackson Pollock, Rene Magritte, Piet Mondrian