It's that time of year
Happy Holidays to all! I painted this small painting 8"x8" this year as my Christmas card. Due to shipping issues it did not get to me until today's mail. Kind of funny that a card based on timing is late getting here. Life is full of this little dichotomies (time being untimely).
The concept for the card is that magic starts to happen after midnight on Christmas Eve. So, the clock is set at 11:55 on December 24th but the magic has already started. I painted this as a warm gray grisaille them created the start of the magic in the hands of the clock, the date and the ribbon. The hope is that life will be renewed in the knowledge that a savior is born to bring hope (all colors) to all mankind.
Here's the inside of the card. It's a little abstract prose that explains the picture.