The holidays are often a busy time for artists. Although I don’t seek out the sales that I used to – I’m too busy with my day job – I still get busy around Christmas time. I sold Dos Palomas which was exhibited in a small, local exhibit. That was a nice surprise and the person who bought it was totally smitten with it. I’m so glad she has it.
Last month I received a call out of the blue from someone asking if I’m the Kit Miracle who does house portraits. Yes, but I don’t do many any more. I really don’t have the time. As an aside, this used to be a big part of my bread and butter painting business. I’ve done a lot of house portraits! So the lady who was interested in one more house portrait was a client for whom I’ve done four others in the past. She wanted the final one to be by the same artist in the same style. So….I agreed. This was a simple watercolor with pen and ink overlay. See the photo and the details.
This year I also decided to create some small paintings as Christmas gifts to my staff. I used to do these a lot, also. They are 4×6. Although they’re all hand-painted, I do them in sets of four. It’s more efficient that way.
Finally, I decided that my granddaughter needed some hand-painted shoes. These are just cheap canvas sneakers with dinosaurs, dancing lady bugs, butterflies and flowers. She’ll outgrow them before the paint wears off.
All in all, it was a very merry Christmas!