Friday, December 20, 2019

Happy Winter Solstice! Big Eye Blue Snowflake Angel Original Painting & Rough Sketches of Rats...

Happy Winter Solstice wishes from me and from this angel at

"Winter Belle" Original 8"x10" Painting, Open Edition 8"x10" Giclee Prints, & Limited Edition LE Giclee ACEO Prints are available on my website Here

"Winter Belle" Original 8"x10" Painting, Open Edition 8"x10" Giclee Prints, & Limited Edition LE Giclee ACEO Prints are available on my website Here:

I live in a land without snow, but when I think of winter, I think of snowflakes.  This angel's eyes are gently closed as she ushers in the new season.  I hope you have a wonderful first day of winter and that the season is a beautiful one for you.

I'm a little early in posting this as the first day of winter also falls on my birthday so I'll be away from the computer more than usual on the 21st, but I did want to wish you a joyeux day.

Most of my art is also available on my website at; however, on the first Tuesday of the month, I like to put some art prints and LE ACEO prints on ebay at a lower promotional rate for the duration of the auctions... This month, my theme is wintry Christmas; you may see them here.

Featured Image "Winter Belle"
8"x10" Open Edition print on Sale here
ACEO 2.5"x3.5" Limited Edition LE 1st of 25 on Sale here


Year of the Rat Sketches


Yes, really, rats...  I don't often sketch rats, in fact this is my first time doing so.  However every year I like to do a Chinese New Year piece inspired by the animal of the year.  Although I knew in advance which rat I wanted to focus on, I decided to sketch a number of them to get the feel for them.  These are rough sketches.  The one I will be developing further is the last one.  The paws and feet need a bit more work before I move forward.

Rough Sketch, Rat 1

Rough Sketch, Rat 2

Rough Sketch, Rat 3

Rough Sketch, Rat 4 The Chosen Rat


Valerie-Jael said...

Your winter Belle is wonderful, so gentle. Love the rat sketches, too. Happy Winter solstice to you, too! Have a great Christmas, hugs, Valerie

Valerie-Jael said...

And happy birthday to you, too. Great that we share the same day!

DVArtist said...

Happy birthday and Christmas to you. I hope all your wishes come true. Your card is just stunning and the little mouse just too cute.

عبده العمراوى said...

شركة مكافحة النمل الابيض بالقطيف
شركة تنظيف مسابح بالقطيف
شركة تنظيف موكيت بالقطيف
شركة تنظيف منازل بالجبيل
شركة تنظيف شقق بالجبيل
شركة المثالية لتنظيف السجاد بالجبيل
شركة المثالية الدولية للنظافة بالجبيل
شركة المثالية للنظافة بالجبيل
شركة كشف تسربات المياه بسيهات
شركة كشف تسربات المياه بصفوى
شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالدمام

Christine said...

Beautiful Winter Belle and cute sketches, Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas Lisa!

Lowcarb team member said...

I like 'Winter Belle' and your sketches too.
Happy Birthday wishes to you.

All the best Jan

Sue (this n that) said...

So pretty Lisa, and I also love your mousey sketches - they are cute.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, full of laughter and love xx ~😊🎄💖~

R's Rue said...


Elkes Lebensglück said...

happy birthday to you lisa and cute sketches!!!Merry Christmas, Elke

Laurie said...

Happy holidays to you!

Lisabella Russo said...

Happy holidays and Merry Christmas if you celebrate it!

Lisabella Russo said...

Also, thank you so very much!

Jennifer Rose said...

rats are cute, smart little animals that do get a bad rap. your sketches of them are very cute :)