This header is a pastel painting I did in 2009 is of a place in the Netherlands, my country of origin, after a photo shot by Dick Witte.

Some of the painters who have influenced me:
Mondriaan, Hopper
O"Keefe, Weyeth
Singer Sargent
van Gogh, Rembrandt
Picasso, Escher

Since this is my second blog page, it generally takes me longer (sometimes very long) to reply to your comments, but I do read and love them!

Friday, December 25, 2009


© 9 x 12 , Oil, St Germain

Strange that it were shepherds,
the ones who were looked down upon 
by the religious  and the ones with status

 attended a free concert of a heavenly choir
the first ones to hear about "the long awaited one"

Strange that the King of Kings was born 
in a barn where the animals were
The only clue for normal folk were Magi 
visiting from a land afar and bringing exquisite gifts 

Every Christmas I paint on a little 9 x 12 canvas a scene 
from the Christmas story, to remind myself 
where my gift comes from
adding the package to the ones the Magi brought


Phivos Nicolaides said...

Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

jeannette stgermain said...

Thank you Phivos - just came back from my Christmas celebrations with my daughter's families, and hope you had a merry Christmas too!

bARE-eYED sUN said...

and a very merry Christmas to you and yours as well.

thank you for the verse,



jeannette stgermain said...

Bare-Eyed Sun,
Thank you - hope you had a good Christmas? I left you a comment on your blog (how do you keep up with all of them???)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Jeannette: Wonderful art work, you captured the moment perfectly. Thanks for sharing this neat scene.

jeannette stgermain said...

Fishing Guy,
Thank you. friend! - these are paintings I can only show once in a year LOL