A few years ago a customer requested a Napa Valley Christmas card on Greeting Card Universe. This request was sent out to the artist community where many artists got busy designing for the requested card. I don't always jump in on these requests, but I chose to do so for this subject as my in-laws had a second home in Napa Valley and I felt I had the experience of the region that I could easily convey for the card. I quickly sketched out this scene with pastels on Canson's pastel paper. I think my quick sketches are sometimes loved more than the art I spend more time on. Maybe it's the feeling of spontaneity in a quick sketch that adds to the excitement and emotion. My Napa Valley themed Christmas cards continue to be a great seller on GCU. Click on the card to see more information. From there, you can click to my store. Thanks so much for your visit!
Laura J. Holman
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