Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

L'INNOCENSE by Bougeureau (detail)
14" x 11" oil on Canvas

Christmas Blessings and Happy Holidays to my wonderful blogging
friends. Thanks to all who visit and leave encouraging comments!
You are appreciated more than you know and I am forever grateful
for your support!

May the new year bring you peace, happiness and good health with
many creative opportunities!

Since copying the work of "old masters" is a worthwhile self-teaching tool for me, L'INNOCENSE by William Adolph Bougeureau provided the inspiration for our Christmas card this year. Even using a cropped version, it would have taken more hours than I could spare to do this piece justice. An old tube of Shiva Olive Green never before opened was used in the flesh tones. The mixes were interesting and I will continue to experiment with this hue. I do not know the size of the original but would like to download a high resolution photo and paint this favorite again in a large format.


  1. What a fabulous painting Rosemary! And it makes a perfect Christmas card. Have a great Festive Season.

  2. Rosemary, you did an awesome job on this! What a gorgeous Christmas card you've created! May your day be full of joy and blessings that continue right on through this new year!

  3. Thank you Liz and Sherry! I appreciate your comments and wish you a wonderful new year!

  4. Monte - "Sunshine"January 11, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    HI---This gorgeous painting is very Inspiring and very Peaceful!! I'm very Proud of YOU & Your
    many Talents!! This is one Christmas Card I will always Treasure! God Bless You in This New Year Always and In All Ways.
    Love, "Sister Sunshine" :-)

  5. Thank you Monte! What a special surprise to find your comment here! Love you Sister!