36 x 24 inches
Acrylic on canvas
In the Christmas Time painting, I shown the trees decorated with colored lights that turn on during December nights through the country, which delighted me as a child. I used creamy-blue shades to evoke the musky fragrance of fir tree branches full of fluffy snow, which I illustrated with highly textured touches of immaculate white. I applied bright red and hot magenta shades to recall the glittering Christmas music, and clear green and bright yellow shades to illustrate the pleasure and joy children experience during the holiday season.
This painting is part of my Polar Garden series which invites you into a world of frost and snow on a black and white background, that I warm up with bright colors. In this series I have sought to illustrate how the feel or smell of frozen forest and winter become colors in my mind, creating joyful stories of living nature, beneficent fairies and holiday magic.
The patterns of the painting continue on the 1½in sides. It is strung with picture cords ready to hang.