Let Heaven and Nature Sing by Ellen Kelley McHale
Let Heaven and Nature Sing by Ellen Kelley McHale 2016

Towards the end of each year I try to paint a small piece of artwork that will become my family Christmas card for the year.  I only make a certain number of them and send them out as a little gift from my studio to my friends and family.  Heaven and Nature is this year’s card and painting – it’s a bit folk art and reflective of this year for me.  Wishing you all a very happy holiday filled with joy and peace.

Below are a few of my other pieces that I’ve created over the years …

Surfing Santa by Ellen Kelley McHale 2015
Surfing Santa by Ellen Kelley McHale 2015
Purple Rein(deer) byEllen Kelley McHale 2014
Purple Rein(deer) byEllen Kelley McHale 2014
Mother and Child by Ellen Kelley McHale 2014
Mother and Child by Ellen Kelley McHale 2014
blue and pink ornament by Ellen Kelley McHale 2013
blue and pink ornament by Ellen Kelley McHale 2013
Moose collage by Ellen Kelley McHale 2013
Moose collage by Ellen Kelley McHale 2012
reindeer collage by Ellen Kelley McHale 2012
reindeer collage by Ellen Kelley McHale 2012
Joy Tree collage by Ellen Kelley McHale 2011
Joy Tree collage by Ellen Kelley McHale 2011

Just a few peeks into my Christmas past portfolio … Happy New Year and see you in 2017

 

Ellen McHale

I hope that my website feels like a thoughtful gesture; like a handwritten note, a shared recipe accompanied by a jar of something homemade or like a perfectly wrapped gift

6 thoughts on “Paintings of Christmas past …

  1. Lori Rusiniak says:

    Merry Christmas Ellen! I just wanted you to know I have saved all of my precious cards from “Christmas past” and look forward to them every year!

    • Ellen McHale says:

      Merry Christmas Lori! One of my favorite things during the season is getting holiday cards so I can stay connected and catch up on all my favorite people – like you and the boys (or now I should say men). I just ran across old videos of our boys when they were 4 and 5 – I have to say it feels like it was only yesterday (they were the cutest little boys ever). xo

  2. Maureen Stachowicz says:

    Morning, El!
    I too have saved your Christmas cards. They have the added bonus of the McHale/Howard picture!
    Will miss you this year 🙁
    xo

    • Ellen McHale says:

      I’m so happy they make you happy Mo – you will be missed this Christmas! But we know that you are happy and loved with John by your side. Merry Christmas, so glad we got to celebrate in early December. xo

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