Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

"Thankful Owl"  8x10  mixed media on canvas

I have to be honest, for today's painting I had no plan...  I knew I wanted to use (what I consider to be) Thanksgiving colors, but other than that I decided to just let the art take me where it wanted to go.  I started by creating a warm layered background and eventually an owl emerged.  I decided to keep the owl fairly translucent because I liked how it was all blending together.

Tonight as I write this I feel full... Not just because I indulged in pumpkin and pecan pie, but because I feel so blessed.  I am filled with gratitude for my friends and family here at home and also for the new community of friends I have found online that feel like an extended family.

For my friends that are celebrating today, I hope you and yours are enjoying a wonderful holiday filled with lots of reasons to be thankful!


p.s.  Make sure to stop by the Creative Every Day blog between bites!


  1. Happy Turkey Day, Kristin. I do hope you had a good one. Love your owl..brings back some memories for me when I was younger.

  2. How beautiful! I love the warm coloring and all of the textures that this has.

  3. This is really cool. I love the transparency of the owl. It adds a really cool dimension.

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  4. This is a great piece and so great that you didn't have a plan, I currently have a canvas sitting on my art desk which I painted green and I have no idea what I'm going to do with but plan to have some fun with tomorrow! Love these colours and tones you have used!!

  5. I like the translucent quality. Beautiful :-)

  6. Love the texture in tis piece. Glad you decided to not take the owl too far. It most definitely works. :-)

  7. Very Thankgivingy colors and a wonderful result! What a handsome owl!

  8. I adore the colour blends in this, and the textures...they feed the colour cockies in my brain :D

    Thanks so much for sharing and for your wonderful support. I always look forward to your comments as I respect your opinion a lot, because you do great work yourself.

    (is there a better synonym for 'a lot'?)

  9. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Love this owl, too. Yummy colors!


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