Today –December 21st– [or 22nd, depending on your location]
is the longest night of the year for us living in the Northern Hemisphere
and shortest in the Southern hemisphere.
As an added bonus it occurs within a couple of hours of a new moon!
Happy New Moon & Winter Solstice*
and Happy Christmas week ahead!
* For more information click here
Categories: Design, Seasons, Watercolours, Xmas
Grateful for your friendship and support encouragement to grow my business. You are amazing!
Likewise, my dear Melody! What you do is admirable and so beautiful!!! 🙂
Thank you Marina
This is beautiful! 🙂
Thank you very much! 🙂
for sure a complicated procedure of coloring – how long does it take?
Thank you, my dear Frizz… it depends. To be honest, I never keep track! 😉 Happy weekend, my friend.
I like this one very much. The colors! Happy New Moon and Happy New Year!
Thank you, my dear Stephen! Happy New Year and Happy …next New Moon approaching on the 20th! 🙂
Hi Marina , the first impression l had when l saw your new post ,in,the the clouds are sending colorful Rain on the round window,splendid design specially the little heart on the left side.Happy new year.Jalal
Ah, thank you so much, my dear Jalal! Somehow my signature [M] has evolved to some kind of open heart! Have a beautiful day, my friend and a wonderful New Year!
Withing you the same.
Another gorgeous painting Marina – wow, the deep richness of the moon and wonderful light. Your vision for art shows us that your creativity is always on and at levels that many of us can only dream of achieving. Love this beautiful piece.
Oh, Mary you are making me blush!!!! You always say the nicest things – thank you, my dear extra talented friend! 🙂
Ha, I didn’t feel very talented today – sometimes the charcoal produces no magic only black dust, lol.
Gosh! I’ve heard that expression “howling at the moon,” but this is the first time I’ve ever done it! This beauteous work seems to be having some primordial effect on me. Why are my face and hands getting all hairy?? And my teeth look bigger. Gee, my hair has never looked this good– maybe it’s time for me to join a rockabilly band and really do some howling!! : )
A beautiful work, my dear Marina. Once again you have cast a bright shining light into The World Of Painting. I can see 2015 is going to be another dazzling year for everyone’s favorite Painting Goddess. Winter is normally pretty chilly around here, but you have left me with a warm glow, as the Boy Scout said to the campfire after accidentally sitting on it… : )
Oh, no no no!!! I have to read a manual on how to prevent you from …turning! You are needed as you are!!!
As for chilly winter – right you are! It’s so cold here and it’s going to get even colder next week …brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
But I know exactly what I’m going to do: come back and read all your comments – again and again. Guaranteed to keep me warm! 🙂
Thank you, my friend.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!
A very Happy New Year to you too, my dear Melody and your loved ones! 🙂
My best wishes for a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! With love Maxima
Ah, thank you, Maxima. Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year to you too! 🙂
Hey, I REALLY like the second one. Everything about it, the colors. Clever, too, M. I’m so glad we continue to create together. =) And I know you’ve been totally cool about it, but just letting you know the big project is just awaiting its time. Now that I think about it, that was too gutsy (not very wise) of me to want to launch it with only 1000 followers. I’m glad you’ll get more press when the time comes. A merry Christmas to you, my dear. Keep shining. Stay happy.
Ah, thank you so much, Diana! All in good time, my dear friend! 😉 I know you know better! Wishing you a joyful and creative holiday season and new year. You too keep shining brightly and smile! 🙂
much love and xxxxx 🙂
Exceptionally good work.
So happy to hear that! Thank you! Happy Holidays to you too! 🙂
This is exquisite my friend. Merry Christmas to you.
Thank you very much, my dear Laurie! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 🙂
I love the mystery and promise in your New Moon, Marina! Wishing you your happiest Holiday Season yet!:)
Ah, yes, there is a promise …one for better days. Thank you, my dear Elena. A beautiful holiday season to you too! 🙂 xx
Very Zen. Happy winter solstice and may your days be brighter from this day forth!
Thank you, my dear friend. And to you too on this very special day! 🙂
Just beautiful, Marina! Wishing you and yours a lovely Christmas with much love and joy! Hugs!
Thank you, my dear Lauren! Joyful Christmas to you too and your loved ones!!! Hugs and love! 🙂 xxxx
Beautiful, Marina! I love your palette. Have a very happy week ahead (and 2015!)
Thank you, my dear Richard. A very happy week to you too and an even happier 2015! 😉
Wow back! Thanks, Jim! 🙂
Oh this is so very beautiful, it’s perfect! I wish a perfect and happy holiday season to you! 🙂
My dear Eva thank you! A perfect and very happy holiday season to you too! 🙂
Lovely painting. Wishing you dear Marina all the Peace and Happiness for Christmas and for the New Year.
Ah, my dear Dilip, thank you so much, my friend. Peace and Happiness to you too. Sending my best wishes!
Marina, I love your depiction of the Winter Solstice! Happy winter and happy new moon to you, my dear friend. Wishing you and yours the best this Christmas week. ~xxx
Oh, thank you, my dear friend – and I loved your “Roses and Lilies” winter bouquet offering for the day! Have a beautiful Christmas week with your loved ones. much love 🙂 xxxxx
A wonderful painting for the day, and the darkness is perfect for we in the northern hemisphere as we head into winter … thus would be good for the southern hemisphere in 6 months.
Ah, yes, heading into winter. Lets hope it’s a mild one! Thank you, my dear Frank. Happy Christmas week! 🙂
Hoping for a mild winter, especially after the horrible one we had last year! A holiday toast to you … and my holiday post (with wonderful videos) will be up by your Christmas Eve morning!
Thank you, David! 🙂
Wow – so hauntingly beautiful marina 🙂
Thank you, my dear friend! 🙂
So very beautiful Marina!!! Happy solstice and a joyous holiday season to you too 🙂
Ah, thank you! A joyous holiday season to you too, my dear Madhu!! 🙂
Beautiful artwork, Marina. Happy New Moon and Winter Solstice to you, my dear.
Thank you, my dear. Did you get to go to Stonehenge? Happy Monday [Tuesday dawning actually!] 🙂
No, I didn’t go this time. I watched the sunrise, instead, from an upstairs window at home whilst being distracted by a flock of rooks flap around on neighbouring rooftops!
Ahh Marina this is lovely, happy solstice – it’s 7.36 here and still very dark!
Thank you, Gilly! Well, that was it for this year – they will grow shorter now! 😉
My comments echo what everybody else has said Marina…..well done!!!!
Oh, thank you, Robert! 🙂
A wonderful piece Marina. The cropped image is as powerful as the original, which is why this is such a memorable work. Lovely! Happy holidays 🙂
Oh, what a nice thing to say, Andrew …too nice! Thank you so much. Happy Holidays to you too, my friend – All the best! 🙂
awesome Marina…best wishes for a great Chritmas…:-)
Thank you, Sriram! Happy Christmas to you too, my friend! 🙂
Thank you , Marina!
Have the best Season ….ever!!!
Holiday Hugs! _Resa
Oh, thank YOU, Resa! And the very BEST season to you too, my dear. Holidays hugs back and xxxxxxxx
Love the colors and the texture
Thank you, my dear Doris!!! Happy Monday! 🙂 xx
Stunning dear Marina!… Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you! 😀
Thank you, Aquileana!! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and all the very best for 2015!!!! 🙂 xxxx
What a lovely design, Marina!
Happy Holiday to you, my friend!
So happy you like this, Deb! Merry Christmas and joyful holidays to you too!!! 🙂 xxxxx
Ah, thank you, Noelle!! 🙂
Love this work, Marina! 🙂
Oh, thank you, Nawfal, my dear friend. 🙂
Amazing painting, Marina! Wishing you a lovely New Moon and all the best for Christmas! 🙂 xx
Thank you, my dear Christy! So happy you like it. A lovely beautiful Christmas to you too! 🙂 xxxx
I’ve always loved your work Marina, and you don’t know how grateful I have been for the help you have given me to develop my business over the years – so I just wanted to wish you a Happy Christmas and all the best with your business in 2015
From Stephen Hughes
Oh, really Stephen, I did nothing! But thank you so much for your kind words – they mean so much to me!
Enjoy your holidays, my friend and all the best to you too [in every aspect]! 🙂
🙂 All The Best!
To you too, Laz! Happy Holidays! 🙂
As usual Marina, another VERY cool painting. Happy New Moon and Happy Holidays to you. Thanks for posting the link. I’m sharing it with my friend, Milton.
😆 😆 !!!
My pleasure sharing it, Virginia!
Thank you, my dear – smiling big now! 🙂
Joyful holidays to you too, my dear!!
Today I feel like the colors of your new moon… I guess the energy dropped a bit too much! I wish you all the best for the holiday season, my dearest… Hugs and love 🙂 claudine and family
I know what you mean – I feel that too. Thank you, my dear Claudine! Wishing you too a wonderful Christmas and holiday season – with love and hugs to you and your loved ones! 🙂 xxxxxx
Hahaha, Marina, I also did a WInter Solstice post! Your moon is beautiful and it feels like it’s shining over my drawings. 🙂 xxx
…and a brilliant one it was too! Thank you, my dear Rosa – however your painting don’t need anything to shine over them – they are glowing on their own! 🙂
Happy winter solstice Marina! Love the picture.
Thank you, my dear Jess – so glad you like it! 🙂 Happy Monday too!
So beautiful, Marina. Happy New Moon to you, and wishing you peace and light for the holidays and the New Year. Merry Christmas!
Ah, yes, peace and light to you too, my dear Amy. Thank you for your beautiful wishes! 🙂
Merry Christmas! 🙂
Beautiful design, Marina. 🙂
Thank you, my dear Sylvia! 🙂
super, I like this way of presenting ,
Happy to hear that, Bart!!! 🙂 Happy Monday!
indeed still 7 min to go for Monday 🙂
A Nice christmas
Wonderful painting dear Marina.. and sending you my warmest thoughts for this Winter’s Solstice and Best Wishes for a wonderful Christmas… Have a blessed time with loved ones.. Hugs Sue xxx ❤
Ah, thank you, my dear Sue! Sending you my wishes for a joyful Christmas and lots of hugs! love m 🙂 xxxxx
Plenty of Hugs back.. Have a Joyous time Marina.. xx
Beautiful Marina and Happy New Moon to you too. I thought it looks like a solar eclipse.
Thank you, my dear Donna! Ah, there may be an eclipse somewhere in there, just a different kind! 😉