home for the holidays

December 19, 2013 3 Comments

Here's a merry doorway I painted for a Christmas Card design.

This is for a lovely couple who happen to be good friends of mine. Every time we ran into each other at weddings this fall, we would brainstorm about what I should paint for their card. Partridges in a pear tree? Pheasants in a snowy wood? There was a lot of discussion of birds...

Ultimately though, when it was time to sit down and paint, I thought of their charming, beautifully decorated Charlottesville home and how festive it could look decked out for a rustic, snowy Christmas.

Of course, my artwork couldn't hold a candle to the adorable picture of their puppy inside. I can't wait to send a Christmas card next year after the wedding when it is finally socially acceptable to send a card from the royal us. Sending a Christmas card is one of my main motivating factors for getting married. I have had our first Christmas card illustration in my head for about three years...

Posted in Christmas, christmas card, commission, Inslee By Design, The Sketch Book


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Inslee
Inslee

July 25, 2014

so glad the card arrived, Karin! merry merry!

Karin
Karin

July 25, 2014

This is so pretty! I can’t wait to see your Christmas cards next year, I hope you share! Thank you for my card, it was such a fun surprise!

Colleen Carney
Colleen Carney

July 25, 2014

Stunning Inslee! Love the red cardinal too, they are my good luck symbols so a cute little surprise :)

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