I am so happy to be able to share with you this pretty little St. Lucia painting--- called "St. Lucia Morning."
I'm excited to have this piece done as it's going to be part of my grouping of images I'm going to offer as a Christmas Postcard! Pre-Orders for the postcards are coming up VERY soon---- if all goes well they will be offered within a day or two!
This painting, though, is very special. I've been doing a lot of thinking about my art and the direction I'd like to go with it in the future and after much deliberation--- I've decided a literary direction is where my heart truly lies! And so, these children in this painting--- they are part of that literary path. Perhaps we will see more adventures with them? :)
"St. Lucia Morning" depicts a family of children taking part of the tradition of the oldest daughter getting to be "St. Lucia" and bring St. Lucia Buns and coffee to her parents before the sun rises. Traditionally she wears a crown of candles (although Ive seen them with safer electric bulbs now! My dad is worried I'm going to set fire to poor Audrey's hair in a St. Lucia debacle. Don't worry Dad, I wont!)
And although St. Lucia (Saint Lucy) was technically Italian, the Scandinavians have adopted her as their own as the bringer of light--- which is important in a place where it is often very dark and very cold by St. Lucia's feast day on Dec. 13. It is said that night is the longest of the winter, and it slowly begins to get lighter each night after that.
Well, hope you enjoy the painting! And stay tuned for more info on the Christmas Post Card Pre-Order!~
Til next time,