Monday, October 26, 2009

Christmas Card 2009 - 3rd Camel Study

3rd Camel Study for 2009 Christmas Card


OK here's my 3rd and final study for my Christmas Card for this year. I'm liking this camel for two reasons. I like that he is looking directly at YOU and the fact that I used a photo that I took this summer when a friend and I went on a private tour at the YO Ranch in the Texas hill country. I had purchased rights to use the photo references I had used for the other two camels but think I like my photo reference in this instance better. This camel has his summer coat on - the others looked like they were in full winter fur. When we went to the YO it had been 100+ for quite some time and all the animals were pretty slick.

I'm not quite finished with this painting but thought I'd show it to you anyway. When I make my Christmas cards I mount the giclee print on card stock so that it can be easily removed and framed. The card stock will have scripture and maybe a story on it. It's my gift to my family, friends and clients.

If you would like a Christmas card from me this year I will be more than glad to send you one. All you have to do is e-mail me your name and complete mailing address by November 15th. It will be my gift to you for having an interest in my art and following my blog.

John 13:34
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

13 comments:

Jennie Norris said...

Karen, I love all 3 of your camels, Beautiful!!! I think the last one is my favorite. The bright color against the black background is very eye catching!

Sheila said...

Oh my.... I think this is my favorite. It is striking...the pose and the contrast of the colors against the black.

Jo Castillo said...

Ahh, I'm loving this one too. Just perfect!

Carolina said...

Hi Karen!
I like the three camels too, but I like this one better, he's so cute :)
Best regards,
Carolina

Dean H. said...

I'd walk a mile for THIS camel! Love it!
I'm getting in line for a card! Thanks!

© Jennifer Raley said...

I LOVE this one - I LOVE the eyes and though I liked the blue background of the others and the colors for the tassles etc., this one is awesome. Lots of personality and contrast that draws an unspoken message right from your (he)art to the viewer. Awesome.

Karen Hargett said...

Jennie good to see you here. Yes I think this 3rd camel is my favorite too. Thanks!

Thanks Sheila - I like this pose as well.

Hi Jo - thanks so much! He is rather cute isn't he?

Hey Carolina - thank you!

Hi Dean - so glad you are willing to get in line - you are my very first request. Thanks!

Thanks Jenny - I love the eyes on this camel too. I think I'm partial to it because it's my photo reference too. Thanks for your comments.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

This is very striking and the camel is so sweet looking, I just want to reach out and pinch his cheek.

Barbara Pask said...

What a sweet face. Adding my vote that this is my favorite too.

Holly Zemak said...

I love this one, you captured the eyes so well. I am also partial to the purple halter, that touch of color against the dark background.

Anonymous said...

I was just googling Christmas Cards for camels and your blog and the 3rd camel came up. It is beautiful and perfect. I am so glad that I foundyour site. Thanks you.

Karen Hargett said...

Oh boy - I've been late in responding to everyone so sorry!

Thanks Carol. Actually the camel that I photographed was very sweet. He lives out om the YO ranch and loves oatmeal cookies ;-)

Thank you Barb!

Hi Holly - thank you - I like purple too. It's one of my favorite colors.

Hi Anonymous - I'm glad you found my site too and that you like my camel ;-)

sam said...

hehe made me smile. Lovely.