I had fun working with this blue poinsettia. I wanted to stream my paper as I have come to love, but I also wanted to paint this in oil so as to have the freedom to use very painterly strokes and work in the collage piece like I wanted. It almost seems to have a ghostly presence...or spiritual (since we are so close to Christmas!)...Anyhoo...it was another first for me blending the two media...paper and oil! I've slipped in a pic of the beginning of this piece so you can see how I worked in my paper stream!
Even though I've just painted a Christmassy piece I did want to wish everyone a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I am thankful for all of you!