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Old 11-30-2018, 01:27 AM
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Oil pastels for December

Seasons Greetings for all the artists

My earliest childhood memories of Christmas are of a Christmas tree with candles, decorations and presents on Christmas Eve with a record playing Slient Night and church bells.
This made me think of candles and night scenes for my theme. You are welcome to use your own references or use the posted references where you can crop, combine and change at will - artistic license
Have a wonderful time and enjoy your painting.
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These pics are awesome Christel! Seasons Greetings to you as well.
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What a fun selection of images! Seasons greetings to you and all my fellow oil pastel friends.
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Great pictures! I am thinking about painting the last one, with the starry sky... if I dare!
But first need to finish my current painting.

Magical December and happy holidays to all of you, guys! ^__^

Christel, maybe later you will tell us (maybe in OP paintings? ) about how Christmas is celebrated in South Africa. WC says you live there, hope it holds true
I mean, it must be hot over there, right? I know that it's also hot in Australia so their Christmas is very different from ours - no snow
Though recent years there isn't always snow on Christmas/New Year either...

Btw, you know, for Russians the biggest holiday is not Christmas, but New Year! Besides, our Orthodox Christmas falls on the 7th of January due to a different calendar system used (back in time).
Orthodox Christmas is a holiday and is celebrated, but it's a more religious holiday over here and it's not as big as New Year.

I will try to paint something with Russian New Year flavor if I can handle it
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Re: Oil pastels for December

Glad you like my choice of references. Looking forward to seeing your artwork!
December in SA means the following:
school holidays, hot summers, swimming, braaing(barbequeing) , decorative shops and in some places street lights.
Christmas dinners for the workers
Many places close between Christmas and New Year so there's a rush for the beaches
For the church goers, there is a Christmas service on Christmas day and caroling on Christmas Eve
A Christmas tree is put up and on Christmas morning presents are handed out
For the majority Christmas is a time to relax and laze around
The 16th December is also a holiday - Day of the Covenant
New Year's Eve is a party day of eating and reveling and New Years Day a day of rest
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Glad you like my choice of references. Looking forward to seeing your artwork!
December in SA means the following:
school holidays, hot summers, swimming, braaing(barbequeing) , decorative shops and in some places street lights.
Christmas dinners for the workers
Many places close between Christmas and New Year so there's a rush for the beaches
For the church goers, there is a Christmas service on Christmas day and caroling on Christmas Eve
A Christmas tree is put up and on Christmas morning presents are handed out
For the majority Christmas is a time to relax and laze around
The 16th December is also a holiday - Day of the Covenant
New Year's Eve is a party day of eating and reveling and New Years Day a day of rest


Interesting! It's hard for us on the northern hemisphere to wrap our minds around heat & beaches during "the Holidays," which is all tied up with sleighbells and "chestnuts roasting on an open fire." But it also sounds like a great place to visit to run away from the cold!

Love your moose silhouette. The blues and greens in the sky are very peaceful.
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Nice job Christel. I like how you cropped it too.
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Thanks Rich!
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Wow, Christel, your painting turned out great! When I saw this from my mobile phone, I thought you posted the same photo but cropped. I was in doubt if it actually was a painting - looks exactly like the photo! Only from the computer one can see there's a bit more contrast on the reference photo.

I used to have a friend from Brazil and he told me they also spend New Year on the beach it does sound unbelievable to us, northerners
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Very nice work Christel. The sky looks great.

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Thanks Mira and Raj!
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Lovely! I like seeing the extra details in the cabin. Great job on the mist and the creek, too. Nice!
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