Christmas, 2019

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls

Here’s a collection of impressions to commemorate Christmas, 2019…

My family and I recently made a big move. We transitioned from two houses: one in New Bern, NC, and, and one at the Jersey Shore. We took up residence in western North Carolina in a town called Tryon. We are still transitioning, and settling well into this home, built in 1915, by the artist Jean Stansbury Holden. digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/af1a5c90-55d7-0135-fbc5-2b4492e0c0a7

Here are we at Thanksgiving. The Carolina Foothills are treating us well. Our new neighbors are friendly to a fault!

My wife, Rosemarie, and I at nearby Pearson’s Falls. The foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains are captivatingly Beautiful. …But, I digress!

Santa’s on his way, on his sleigh, bringing lots of goodies to all the little girls and boys (grown-ups, too!).

 

This is an illustration I did for the Home Insurance company several years ago. It captures an ‘old-time’ Christmas feeling in a long-ago office space!

A Holiday card design which I enjoyed drawing, using lots of templates and fine penmanship! Also, around this time, I drafted a black and white version of a work by one of my artist-heroes, Albrecht Durer… en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albrecht_Dürer

I illustrated this image for a Christmas card, with the terse message’ “You Better Not Pout, You Better Not Cry”, etc.

Leaving you with one of few paintings I have produced, I Wish You All a Happy Holiday!

 

 

6 thoughts on “Christmas, 2019

  1. Thanks, Old Pal! I prize our friendship, even though we’re apart. Happy Hannukah, and have a Wonderful New Year! I was most pleased at the marriage of Brett Ian this year. He’s a great kid!

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