Hope everyone is having a wonderful New Year. 

I’ve been on vacation this week, at home with no travel plans, but it was still very much needed. Even if I did have a miserable cold for half of it. Anyway I was able to get in some studio time and felt very compelled to paint a winter scene complete with white wolves, reindeer and the face of someone who beautifully embodies the feel of winter with her piercing ice blue eyes: model Jessica Stam. I’d love to do more pieces like this to make into nondenominational holiday cards. Winter is a beautiful thing in and of itself without pressure to celebrate any particular holiday.