Creatures of the Night Part 8: "To Roost"

This is part of a continuing series of paintings in my sketchbook. It was meant to be a daily painting project throughout the month of October, but since I got sidetracked on another project, I'll keep on anyway. 

Winter New Yorker covers

New Yorker cover Ilonka Karasz Main Street Christmas lights 12/9 1950


New Yorker cover Ilonka Karasz logging in winter 1/6 1945


New Yorker cover Karasz snowdraped branches 1/29 1966

New Yorker cover Charles Addams snow family trackside 1/14 1980


New Yorker cover Charles Addams snowman inside looks out at a storm 1/21 1985

Ready for the holidays

I can't say all of the gift shopping is done, but the tree is up and the holiday music is playing. Here's hoping everyone is enjoying the holidays!

The absolute best way to get through the long dark nights of December is a glowy Christmas Tree.  

Decorated with vintage ornaments.

An outing with my pal to a vegan Vietnamese restaurant for some steamy soup...

Followed by my killer Margaritas...

While watching a great holiday classic like "It's a Wonderful life"