Tuesday, December 20, 2011

"Saints and Santa"

8 x 10
oil on hardboard panel

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year with hopes of a lot of saints and santas in your holiday!

This past weekend the Outdoor Painters Society held their annual Christmas lunch and a "dirty Santa gift exchange". Over 30 artists attended and brought an 8 x 10 painting wrapped in brown paper, which were promptly traded and exchanged until all packages were opened. I am happy to show you my "gift" from pastel artist, Nancy Bozeman, who I had just met on a recent OPS paint out in the Palo Duro Canyon. Hope you'll visit Nancy's website and enjoy her other beautiful pastels. 


  1. Un échange intéressant...
    J'aime beaucoup la peinture avec les saints...
    Gros bisous à vous et joyeuses fêtes.

  2. Great and fun idea. Good way to collect other's work too. Love your "saints and santa". Merry Christmas Ann!

  3. Nice job Ann, what a fun idea! Merry Christmas to you too!!

  4. Beautiful job on the Christmas painting. I missed the party, but hope to go next year. Lucky you to take away a Nancy Bozeman's painting.

  5. Merry Christmas Ann! Love your SAINTS AND SANTA!

  6. Love your painting, Ann! Beautiful windows, lovely pieces, gorgeous painting! I'll head on over to Nancy's site too!

  7. With all your beautiful plein air paintings you haven't needed a studio! Really fun to catch up with your work . . . beautiful Saints and Santa. All the best in 2012!

  8. So festive. Love it.
    Happy New Year!