Friday, December 24, 2010

Winter Sledding

Sledding - Acrylic on board 9" x 18"

Merry Christmas everybody! Hope this season brings you close to those you love. At the end of my picture book Winter Lullaby, two children pull the sled home to a cozy bedtime story with Dad by the fire. Each of my kids have a different perception of this painting with one thinking they are walking home with dad and another thinking  they are out with a sibling (another came later and he thinks he's with me also). It doesn't matter either way and I won't correct them. The point is that in their mind, they are coming home from the best sledding day ever to snuggle by the crackling fire sipping hot cocoa. Hope you all have time for something like that this Holiday Season and all the best for 2011!

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11 comments:

mindfuldrawing said...

You can almost feel the cold noses, feet and fingers of the two that return to that cosy cottage for a hot coca and fuzzy slippers nearby the open fireplace.
Merry Christmas
Paula
(via Illustration Friday)

claudine hellmuth said...

this is beautiful!!! i love that each of your kids sees something different in it.

Coreopsis said...

Lovely! I really like the warm light, both from the sun and from the house, on all that cold snow. What a cozy, wonderful scene.

Ginger*:) said...

Beautiful.. makes me remember so many happy times!

angels said...

Fantastic.. A very very good work all over your blog. Happy to find it.
Merry Christmas!

Shishir Naik said...

Fantastic illustration! Wish you Merry Christmas.

Jane Grant Tentas said...

I love the colors in your shadows! Really captures the essence of a winter's day.

Catherine Luce said...

This is so beautiful. The colours ,movement, composition are just stunning!

Greg Newbold said...

Thanks everyone for your nice comments. This one was very rewarding because when you turn the page of the book, the final painting is a portrait of me with two of my kids having a bedtime story by the fire.

Jack Foster said...

Hey Greg! You are a master of light and shadow! This is terrific! Whata winter wonderland :o) Hope you had a great Christmas. Happy New Year!!

Nancy Bea Miller said...

You're a wonderful artist!