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For Wintertime, for Holidays, Art for Licensing
A Series of Oil Paintings by Nancy Lee Moran

Winter snow art with star by Nancy Lee Moran copyrighted 2014 USA, oil painting for art licensing, elegant design in colors of Pantone Radiant Orchid, green, red cranberry garlands, crimson, violet, blue, lavender

See three designs on this web page. More art will be added as soon as it is finished.
All photos on this web page are copyrighted by Nancy Lee Moran 2014.

Graphic design and website coding by Nancy Lee Moran of USA
New Web Page of February 17, 2014



Greeting Card design (mockup) for Holidays, Art for Licensing
Art by Nancy Lee Moran, Design by Gregg Moran

Winter snow card design by Nancy Lee and Gregg Moran copyrighted 2014 USA, oil painting for art licensing, cheerful design in colors of green, red cranberry garlands, crimson, violet, blue, lavender

For Wintertime, for Holidays, Art for Licensing
A Series of Oil Paintings by Nancy Lee Moran

Winter snow art with squirrel by Nancy Lee Moran copyrighted 2014 USA, oil painting for art licensing, cheerful design in colors of green, red cranberry garlands, crimson, violet, blue, lavender


Reference photo used for art of title Draped in Snow, popcorn and cranberry garlands and ornaments on a spruce tree, copyrighted by Nancy Lee Moran Draped in Snow, oil painting of popcorn and cranberry garlands and ornaments on a small spruce tree, copyrighted by Nancy Lee Moran, 20 x 16 inches, painted in 2014 from Moran's 2007 reference photo, Nebraska USA, colors of red, rose, magenta, violet, gray, blue, green


Following a fresh snow in December 2013, I sewed garlands and draped them on a small spruce tree, for painting inspiration. My mother taught her children to string popcorn and cranberries at Christmas holidays. A long, fine needle works best to make garlands, so as not to crack the popcorn. Squirrels and birds enjoy these edible garlands.
The ornament is in my own collection at home, but is silver in color.
As the sun lowered in afternoon, I took photos with a simple digital camera. I have included the photos here, as well as pictures of the underpaintings (first layers of paint), the beginnings of my paintings.

I usually make more changes when using a photo for reference. With the spruce tree, however, other than reducing the blue color and adding ornaments, I tried to respect and trust the trueness of the tree and its snow draping, to be faithful to its own design, to learn from studying nature.


About the squirrel reference . . .
For the squirrel face and right paw, I used a reference photo from: https://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/881281
which I downloaded on January 8, 2014 from morguefile.com
Image URI: https://mrg.bz/dKmq1o
JPEG URI: https://mrg.bz/VOZ11n
A couple months later, I noticed that the image had been removed from morguefile, for reasons unknown to myself.
The morgueFile.com has over 250,000 images free to use as a reference in your artwork.

Winter snow art with star by Nancy Lee Moran copyrighted 2014 USA, oil painting for art licensing shown with its reference photo, elegant design in colors of Pantone Radiant Orchid, green, red cranberry garlands, crimson, violet, blue, lavender

Winter snow art with star by Nancy Lee Moran copyrighted 2014 USA, oil painting for art licensing shown with its underpainting beginning stage, graceful design in colors of green, red cranberry garlands, crimson, Pantone Radiant Orchid violet, blue, lavender


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Winter snow art with squirrel by Nancy Lee Moran copyrighted 2014 USA, oil painting for art licensing shown with its reference photo, bright design in colors of green, red cranberry garlands, crimson, violet, blue, lavender

Winter snow art with squirrel by Nancy Lee Moran copyrighted 2014 USA, oil painting for art licensing shown with its underpainting beginning stage, cheerful design in colors of green, red cranberry garlands, crimson, violet, blue, lavender


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