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Happy New Year! As we close on 2009 and move into 2010, I can only hope this next year won't go by so fast! It's amazing how quickly we move through the month's, isn't it? I hope that the new year will be a transition to recovery for our economy, the housing and families affected. I'm excited to start the second year of my blog and am excited about all the new things I am learning in the digital art field. I will continue posting more art and possibly some videos explaining my thought process for each new posting. I hope that you will stay tuned and thank you so very much for your continued support! I truly appreciate all of you and your comments.
I really wanted to create something different for the new year art piece. I've seen lots of clocks, champagne and a few calendars used, but of course I wanted to incorporate Gigi into this piece, she has kinda of become my muse. The "smile" is a result of a good long walk on our warm day and the color tones were an inspiration from images that I have seen for vintage, Wells Fargo Messenger advertisements. I experimented with the Norman Rockwell brush and as always used my faithful Jeremy Sutton's Mish Mash and Den's oil bristle brushes. I added a canvas texture as I went back and forth between Adobe CS4 and Corel Painter 11 as I do most often. Don't forget you can click on the image to enlarge and of course please leave a comment.