Just getting in the spirit of the season. I painted this a couple years ago just for fun. If memory serves me correctly, I did it in one sitting–from life. I just threw the bag on my studio table, put a light on it and got to work. I rarely paint holiday images, but did another one along these lines this year for our cards.
Holiday items (bows, foil, poinsettias) can be interesting visually. I generally take the same contemporary, semi-abstract approach as with my other work. Blocking in shapes and values first, then moving on into color. No limited palete on this one though, nor on the one I did this year…I’ll put that one up on Thursday.