These Beautiful Paintings Will Help You Get Into the Holiday Spirit
December 15, 2022
By Chelsea Reed
The Holiday Season is often touted to be “the most wonderful time of the year.” But sometimes the stress of the season can leave us singing “Blue Christmas” instead. Are you feeling as overwhelmed as an overworked elf? Perhaps you might be missing the company of loved ones like Scrooge in the Christmas Past. It’s time to take a deep breath and treat yourself. These beautiful winter paintings will make you smile.
This oil on ivorine painting is so adorable it’s almost a crime to look at! The nostalgic snowmen remind us of watching beloved holiday cartoons from yesteryear. It’s also a miniature painting, which is the perfect size to add festive cheer to your office desk, study, bedroom furniture, or any other nook.
Most etchings are black and white, but this piece is remarkably etched with blue ink, making it resemble classic blue and white geese decorations you might see at Grandma’s house during holiday get-togethers. The snow is cool-toned and looks nostalgically chilly.
Speaking of cold, this cardinal is definitely having a chilly day. But even in the snow he does not cease to spread cheer. Cardinals are a traditional symbol for remembering the lost. The contrast between his red plumage and the pale ice is a great backdrop for a festive mood. This oil on canvas painting is a good gift idea for the cardinal collector in your life.
Who doesn’t smile at Santa Claus? This whimsical acrylic painting will take your imagination away to the North Pole. The folklore touches recall a popular version of the St. Nicholas tale from southwestern Germany. Will you get something good this year?
Few feelings compare to the sense of childlike wonder walking through a wintery forest at Christmastime. The sparkling lights on the trees in this oil on ivorine painting add even more holiday beauty! Because this piece is original miniature art, you can gaze at it year after year. It’s a wonderful gift for a loved one, or even yourself!
Chelsea Reed is a copywriter who writes winning content, articles, blogs, and websites from her base in North Carolina. She might not be building sandcastles or swashbuckling with pirates these days, but the Outer Banks beaches continue to keep her young at heart.
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