01 December 2007

The First Day of Christmas


Partridge found an excessive number of pears at the produce table.

27 comments:

Gypsy said...

like the way the orange compliments the other colors.

TenaciousK said...

Yes, absolutely - the colors are perfect.

This, of course, would make a lovely Christmas card. So, when are you going to start marketing your work again?

platinum blonde said...

cute!!

Anonymous said...

I like the Christmas Card idea of Tenaciousk's! Beautiful image, has the glowing warmth this month should!

Mick said...

Christmas? Cards? Is there still time to shop? Is there anything left to buy? Yikes! :O

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Wonderful--as usual.

somewhere joe said...

she made her nest that year
at the grocery store
there were persimmons aplenty
and parsley galore

Catnapping said...

Thank you, guys! I'm really happy with the colours. It would be a hoot to make cards of these.

I hope to make one of these for each of the Twelve Days of Christmas.

The captions will all be in "American Sentences" alá Alan Ginsberg, who coined the term, referring to 17-syllable American Haiku in-full-sentences.

And I really want to continue the series using rich colours, with hopefully, a traditional painterly feel.

Catnapping said...

hehehe, Joe. The original haiku was:

A grocery partridge
nestled among the bartlets
my first Christmas Day.


But I couldn't make a decent grocery background without making the image too busy. So I changed the haiku.

ValGalArt said...

oh so very beautiful! i would love to come upon this scene in my grocery store! I would know you had been there...

Kate said...

Great modern-day take on the Partridge!

Janet said...

Beautiful colors, Cat! ...yes, it would make a wonderful card!

DeLi said...

simply great, if only simple
things can just be as great as this image it.
am so glad to pass by here.

studio lolo said...

Lovely colors and concept. Beautiful!

Emila Yusof said...

Great illo!

steve said...

Haha! What a fine take on the subject! Well done!

dinahmow said...

Yes, brilliant (as in bright palette) colours. And maybe you could do it as a card next year?

Indeterminacy said...

I'm going to enjoy this series! Great beginning.

I came by to thank you for your comment of several weeks ago - I've really been behind, and it#s been difficult to get back writing stories, but slowly and surely, it's working. Hope you'll have time to stop by again soon.

tsduff said...

I am enchanted as usual, with your art, and your poetry. It brings happiness and joy to the reader :)

Larry Lee said...

This just says WOW the first time you see it. Great composition. Great colors. Great illo. I could easily see getting this as a Christmas Card.

Twisselman said...

Great idea for a series. Beautiful colors and depth. Very cool.

Forever Young said...

this is amazingly vibrant

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Yummy!

[:-)

isay said...

it is my one favorite fruit and color that is why your illustration is more beautiful in my eyes.

Lori Witzel said...

It's ap-pear-ant that you have no peer for partidgey pears.

(Owowowowowow!!! Pun-stunned!)

Quite wonderful, and this will be a fun run o' pics -- looking forward to more!

The Unknown said...

I love this piece.
love

DragonTat2 said...

Deliciously done.
Sell, sell, sell. I'll be your PNW rep. Heck, I could do the whole west coast.