Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas 2015

Santa Claus by James Gurney, Oil on canvas, 24 x 36.
Here's my idea of Santa: biker dude meets the Coke Santa. The model was the real Santa from our small town who worked by day in the hardware store.

All my warmest wishes to each of you during this festive season.

18 comments:

Tom Hart said...

Same to you, Jeanette and your whole family. Thanks so much for the amazing, daily gift of Gurney Journey!!

krystal said...

Merry Christmas to you, too! Have a fantabulous 2016, Gurney!

Steve said...

"...amazing, daily gift of Gurny Journey." Well said. Merry Christmas to all.

Fabio Porta said...

Merry Christmas!

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family and friends. I've so enjoyed your blog posts, and learned so much from you this year, I can't thank you enough for all you do. I love this Santa, amazing details right down to the scruffy boots and the dinosaur in the toy bag.

Maywyn Studio said...

Merry Christmas to You & Yours!

Thank you for this wonderful and educational blog. Your work is much appreciated.

Willow's Quiet Corner said...

Merry Christmas to you and Jeanette as well! Thank you for all you do for us with all your great posts, videos and books! Great Santa, by the way! ! ! :)

cloudwoman said...

Love Santa's scuffed boots. He looks so...well, real. And he is real, of course! Many thanks to you for the huge amount of information and inspiration you share throughout the year. I enjoy your blog very much. Best of the season to you and your family!

seadit said...

Merry Christmas James! And thank you (and others) for sharing your insights, knowledge and even questions! 2015 was an exciting year (older dog, new tricks). Can't wait to see what 2016 brings.

Roberto said...

Merry Christmas to you, every one! May the joy of the holidays last throughout the whole year. Peace and good will to all! -Roberto

arturoquimico said...

Merry Christmas and thanks so much for your time and effort on this blog... even though I've bought some videos and books in return... I still feel like I'm getting the better end of the deal.

歐莉娜Olina said...

Merry Christmas to you all!!!
I just got your book, "Color and Light", in Mandarin version. It's very struggle for me to make a decision between English and Mandarin because all the book store sealed the book with plastic wrap. I couldn't check the quality of translation before buying. At the end I like it and the translation is very professional.

Bobby La said...

Big thanks and best wishes to you and yours James. I heartily agree and second arturoquimicos comment above!

Regards Ross Mcleod

Berit said...

Merry Christmas! This is an overwhelmingly- executed image; may I ask when it was made? (omg the boots, Man!)

Ked said...

A Dinotopia Christmas miracle! I was at a relative's house for Christmas Eve. Upon entering one of the bedrooms I saw three beautiful Dinotopia original artworks! At first I thought they were prints, but my wife's aunt told the story of helping with a Dinotopia exhihit at a mall here in Utah. Later on she was able to buy the three pieces I saw. What fun it was to see beautiful work when I least expected it. Thanks for always inspiring!

Ο σκύλος της Βάλια Κάλντα said...

Have a nice 2016. Health and happiness for all your beloved ones.
Thanks from Greece.

doug goodale said...

Merry Christmas from Canada and thanks for your daily posts -
they are great.

My Pen Name said...

Merry Christmas James and all Gurney Journey readers- thanks for all your great comments and insight!