"North Carolina Christmas"
This is a scene I painted this week when I was inspired by one of my favorite webcams which is on Purchase Knob in the Smokies. I have it on my firefox coffee cup, which every time I open my firefox browser it will come up along with all my other favorite tabs. I love the variety of light on the mountains from moment to moment. I guess you could say this is my Holiday or Christmas Card to everyone!
The Magic of Christmas
I kind of resisted the commercialism of Christmas and with this painting I desired to downplay the lights and tinsel of the season. I wanted to inspire a deep and meditative mood during this season. A sort of quiet and introspective scene. Many of us will reflect on the past year and consider our lives and the impact we have had on our world. I know this has been a year I will not forget as my father-in-law, Nelson Silver died suddenly on September 22nd . He was a great man of god who touched the lives of many people. I think if I could be half the man he was I would have a great effect on this world for good. I am going to miss him greatly. For me, the magic of Christmas is God’s Grace. He continues to offer the world a Savior for our sin problem. I know during this holiday period there are many different views and feelings and I just wanted to tell each of my friends and acquaintances how grateful I am to know you, and to have crossed paths. I look forward to painting and enjoying life with you all next year.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year!
Scott and Esther Boyle