Sunday, March 13, 2011

And the WINNER is Christmas Painting #1

Beautiful Star
by Cheryl Harris White
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 48"

This is my favorite and it was shown at the Local Artists Show at Premier Gallery and it won Best In Show! 

I call it Beautiful Star because it was inspired by the  music from the stage production Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity.  If you ever have a chance to see that show at Christmas time GO!  My daughter was cast in the performance of this at Water Tower Theater that year and OH I LOVED the music!  I think I listened to the practice CD more than she did.  

I wanted the star to look amazing, like nothing those shepherds would have ever seen before.  I used a palate knife and very thick paint.