Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Happy Christmas!

Christmas Greetings!

This Christmas piece was born from a discussion at church about Christmas cards, and how pictures of the nativity are generally romanticised, looking too clean and comfortable. This started out with pieces of scrap paper from magazines, representing the reality of life, glued around simplistic drawings of the manger and the star. I then added several layers of acrylic paint and clear gesso over it. I lightly painted the cross in behind the star and then highlighted all the edges with a black pen. Lastly I added the words, which you can read if you click on the picture.

5 comments:

cheryl Baker said...

Happy christmas hunny xx

Deborah said...

Very impactful and thoughtful, Jackie. Hope you had a lovely Christmas Day.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a fabulous page.

johanna said...

interesting discussion! and a great result!

Sherry said...

It's lovely Jackie. I hope you're having a lovely Christmas and wish you a very happy and creative new year xxx

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