18½ x 17"
(Changed in 2011)
See 2007 version Here: [link]
The idea in the '07 version was to show what an artist
might want for Christmas. True enough, but not much of a universal statement. And too much yellow and orange overall color. Needed something to set the scene off which I saw as a color seen nowhere else in the painting. Also, the '07 photo of the picture is way off color. Better camera, closer to correct color.
This little green-blue package took some 8 hours work. That is, painting work. (Took me an hour to wrap my skull in the paper.) Almost as if I'd forgotten how to use pastels. But no, a lot of it was moving this one from my tiny studio to the living room where I re-setup the still life, and back again. This, while I'm working on a painting in oils. Just not enough room.