Good morning everyone from a beautiful crisp Aberdeenshire, in Bonnie Scotland!

It may be cold outside (minus 6 when I first woke up to be precise) but it's bright, sunny and looking beautiful.

This week I was determined to have a completed piece of artwork to share with the Paint Party Friday group.

I know I should have warned you and checked if you were sitting down first... but I've actually managed to finish something!

What more could be in fitting with all the festivities happening at this time of year, than to have a gorgeous poinsettia to add such a fantastic pop of colour.

I thought you might like to see it's progression and therefore show the first stages of under painting.
The wise owl is keeping an eye on my work and making sure I do a good job.

Here's the final piece with gold embellishments, although I'm not too sure that they show up very well in this photo.
Very festive huh?

Anyway that's it for today as that amazing sunlight is inspiring me to get busy.
Not sure with what just yet, but I'm sure I'll come up with something!
Thanks for visiting especially if you've popped over from Neesie Natters.
I hope you like the new place. 
Have a wonderful weekend and I hope to see you again soon.