Friday, December 12, 2008

Shopping Bustle

Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate Christmas and with only 15 days to go it is total madness out there on the roads and in the shops, so be safe and have fun.

This picture was created this week and based on a city street scene from Melbourne. I wanted the hustle and bustle of the city street, combined with the darkness from the city lane ways. The bright lights and reflections in the shadows were another aim of the picture. Darks and lights, along with interesting shapes captured my imagination when painting this picture. I also enjoyed the colors that I picked to depict the scene.

This week had some good and bad. My heart goes out to my cousin Michael and his wife Belinda and their daughter Holly after their little son Nicholas passed away last Sunday with the funeral being today. He had a brave fight against cancer. Too young to die at the age of 21 months.

I hope everyone enjoys the festive season with their loved ones. Merry Christmas again and take it easy. Oh and next Saturday is my 40th birthday in which I am celebrating with a party. I am looking forward to this and catching up with family and friends.


Jade E. Henderson said...

I like it! It's like they're all heading off to see the same thing...probaly the same sale on? oh 15 days til christmas?? I've not got a thing done!

magicmyst said...
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magicmyst said...

Hi Jade, thanks for the comment. I think that is a great name for the painting. The "Same Sale".

Holly Zemak said...

Merry Christmas to you Kay, yes the season is in full swing,I'm heading out shopping today. I can feel the hustle of the crowds in your piece, well done. Happy Birthday, having a birthday around the holidays can be tough, enjoy your party!

magicmyst said...

Hi Holly, Merry Christmas to you too. Yes and I plan to enjoy my party.

PastelGuy said...

Merry Christmas to you, too! I still can't get over the idea of Christmas in the summer.... Nice painting, too. All the hustle and bustle, yet the softness that is so you. Nice. My sympathy to your family, too.

magicmyst said...

Thanks Matt

Wendi. S. said...

Hi Kay, That was sad to read about one so young to have cancer

Your party was really good, by the way, we had a great time.

Looking to see some more work from you then if you can lay out your art again.
And maybe we can catch up for a cuppa soon.

PastelGuy said...


There's a pastel painting group on Yahoo! that you might consider joining. There are a couple of artists from Australia on there already. I tried to put up a link, but it wouldn't take. If you're interested, go to Yahoo Groups and look for Pastelpainters.