Christmas Collage

Here are a couple of collages I made of my Christmas Countdown paintings.  Now on January 1st I am starting another painting challenge–30 Paintings in 30 Days with artist/blogger Leslie Saeta.  Please follow me and hundreds of other artists as we post our daily paintings on Leslie’s blog. Pam's Christmas Art 2014

Christmas Countdown 2014

Christmas Countdown Day 17–O Come All Ye Faithful

O Come All Ye Faithful by Pam Schoessow

I love singing the songs of Christmas—especially the old sacred carols. “O Come All Ye Faithful” is one of my favorites. It was originally written in Latin –Adeste, Fideles—which literally means: be present or near, ye faithful.

For many years the carol’s history was unknown.   But recent research indicates that the words and music were probably written by John Wade, an Englishman. The hymn first appeared in a collection of his in 1751.

The original had four verses. I particularly love the last two

Sing choirs of angels, sing in exultation, sing all ye citizens of heaven above.

Glory to God, glory in the highest

O come let us adore Him, O come let us adore Him, O come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.

Yea, Lord we praise thee, born this happy morning ,  Jesus to thee be all glory given.

Son of the Father, now in flesh appearing.

O come let us adore Him, O come let us adore Him, O come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.

 

 

 

Christmas Countdown–Day 4 Old Saint Nick

Old Saint Nick

Old Saint Nick by Pam SchoessowAvailable in my Etsy shop at BluePumpkinStudio.com

Christmas Art

I’ve joined Sea Dean’s “Gifts & Decorations Art Party”  that she is having on her blog this month.  I’ve been posting some of my Christmas paintings each day.  Several other artists are posting their work there also this month until Christmas.  You can even vote for your favorites.  Click here to see some fun work to get you in the holiday spirit!

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Tis the Reason for the Season

With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s very easy to let Christmas become another commercial holiday.  I like to be reminded of it’s true meaning.  I love old fashioned Christmas carols.  I actually direct our church choir.  We are working on our Christmas Program that will include traditional favorites such as Silent Night, The Holly and the Ivy and one of my real favorites, Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel.

I couldn’t help but try to paint something that would remind me of the true reason I celebrate Christmas–to focus on the life of Jesus Christ.  Hope you enjoy them.

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5″ x 7″  watercolor on Ampersand Aquabord

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5″ x 5″  Watercolor on Ampersand Aquabord

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4″ x 4″  watercolor  (Sold)