The Artwork of
Kevin M. Haller
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Demonstration at Augusta Wood Gallery
November 22--12pm
"A Christmas Story (in the making)"
Oil   12x16
Inspiration and Design:
This painting is historical fiction.  The scene is imagined, but it draws heavily from a memory that I have of my grandfather and me.  This painting depicts a grandpa and grandchild bringing home the Christmas tree.  The sky is bright.  Patches of snow lay on the landscape.  The air temperature is cold, but the heat generated by the effort is keeping both warm.  My goal for this painting was to depict the making of a Christmas memory.  Any child would remember an event shared with a grandpa such as this for a lifetime.  The title of this piece is "A Christmas Story (in the making)" as this story will be told over and over.