Sunday, October 19, 2008

The First Taste of Winter





Here is the second of my Christmas Treasures card designs.

Young children put nearly everything in their mouth and I thought it would be fun to play with the saying "The first taste of winter". I decided to paint a toddler tasting the snow. I wanted to capture that feeling of a cold day contrasting against the warm cuddly soft clothes and also that sense of uncertainty in the child's eyes as she put the cold snow to her mouth. I played around with many different ways of doing the snow and ended up using salt for the background. Then, of course being me, I painted every individual closer snowflake.

Ona

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