Monday, January 05, 2009

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!! I had a great Christmas and a snowy and frigid New Year. It's been a little tough to get back in the saddle again after all the festivity of the season but it is time to get back to work. I will say that I truly enjoyed the holiday this year, I splurged on our tree and even though it has to be small to fit the space that we have it was beautiful and I spent many evenings on the couch watching movies and enjoying it. I have not made any New Years resolutions, I am simply going to work hard, stay open to learning as much as possible and try to keep a balance between working with oils and pastels. I am going to try to finish more pieces this year which will mean working in a smaller format ( 5 x 7). hmmm - did I say no resolutions?
The above detail is from a larger oil painting from a few years ago. Well, here is to a fresh start, a new year, glad to see the last one go.


magicmyst said...

Well Holly, if that is just a detail of a larger piece, I would love to see the whole picture. You are amazing both with your colors and details. This detail works so well as a painting on its own. Gorgeous, just reminds me of Autumn or Fall. Not that we have squirrels in Australia but we are inundated with so many American movies that it seems a part of our world too to see a squirrel.

Happy New Year to you too and I hope that you do achieve many more finished paintings because they need to be seen.


Holly Zemak said...

Thanks Kay, Happy New Year, I am looking forward to this year.

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Happy New Year Holly! I'm a bit late on that aren't I?
Love the squirrel. I have about 7 out my back window right now eating up all my bird seed!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous squirrel Holly. The colours are so vibrant. If that is a detail the full picture must have taken ages to paint.

Good luck with the NY resolutions. Mine are the same every year 1) lose weight 2) stop

Luisa said...

complimenti per i tuoi bellissimi lavori.lo scoiattolo mi e' piaciuto in modo particolare.sei molto brava! un saluto dall'italia ciao luisa