I enjoy making Christmas ornaments, either hand painted or mounted with prints after my wintry paintings. As I like unusual decoration for my tree, I thought that other people might look for something whimsical and quirky. This year's ornaments are all about Devon inspired cottages, the same that appear in my paintings. White cute cottages against various shades of blue, green and grey backgrounds with hints of green and red, the colours of Christmas. Here are the making-of photos. Enjoy!
Day 1 - deciding on the designs and painting one side
Getting started + using some of my previous years' ornaments for inspiration.
Painting the backgrounds + adding some splashes of white.
Some images are starting to appear.
More cottages and moons.
All done for the day.
Day 2 - finishing off the details, painting the reverse and varnishing
Finishing touches and accents.
Painting the reverse.
Adding splashes of white for a wintry feel.
Day 3 - photographing and listing on Folksy
I like using my white artificial tree as a prop.
The reverse is also painted so it can turn both sides.
The Christmas ornaments are available on Folksy.
Which one is your favourite?