When I first started brainstorming what I wanted to make to sell for Christmas, I pondered what I would want in my own home.
First, I knew that I would want something small to put on my mantel or to add to my collage wall. That's why I went with the smaller 9X9 inch size.
Second, I would want something that has a natural and muted feel to it. I wanted texture and a washiness to the painting. This is why I chose to use my mixed media technique of ink and colored pencil on these paintings.
Third, I knew that I would want something that I would be able to display not just during Christmastime, but all winter long. This is why I went with gold accents on the wreath instead of red. I also made this painting very neutral from the gray background to the white letter.
Fourth, I wanted it to be personal and custom to our family. That is why I am painting a custom letter inside each wreath.