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A Winter's Dream

A Winter's Dream, 17" x 11", Oil on Paper on Masonite, 2015.

Back in August, the 6th to be exact, Sarah and I welcomed our baby girl, Dagmar, into the world.  She is now turning 6 months old and I am just now getting around to posting the first blog post since the summer.  She's a lot of work, but not enough to excuse my laziness about this blog.  Anyways, for the past three years I have done a Nisse painting as my Winter card, but for some reason I just wasn't in the mood to come up with a new Nisse painting, and I just didn't feel like I had a great composition in mind this winter.  So I looked to my new muse.  I took a picture one morning of her sleeping, and worked in some creatures, new and old, real and surreal into the winter landscape around her.  I've always wondered what she dreams, I can't imagine her dreams look like this, but I thought it was a cool idea.

Also, I have been doing a One Sketch A Day sketchbook since New Year's, so please follow me on Instagram to keep up with my sketches!  Lately, I've been doing a lot of animals with horns and antlers.


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