So today we have a little fireplace at Christmas based on your vote. I hope this proves to be worthy of a good snuggle! Philippe suggested this one as an option. Well, actually, he just said “why don’t you doodlewash fire” and so I figured the fire needed something a little extra to go with it.

This was a huge challenge as I’ve never painted fire before, or a fireplace for that matter. Actually, I’m beginning to realize after these past few months just how many things I’ve yet to doodlewash. There’s much I would do differently next time, but I was pleased with the effect on this first try. Sadly, with this crazy warm weather we likely won’t be lighting a fire this year, so this little doodlewash may be all we have. I’ll just print it out and hang it above the fireplace I guess.

I’m a little late with this post, but still managed to squeak in a doodlewash before moving back into holiday mode. In order to post it, however, I’m delaying Philippe’s Lego City Advent experience, so I better keep this one short and sweet. He hasn’t wrapped my gifts yet, so I need to be on my best behavior! One week from tonight, we’ll be opening them and I can’t wait!! Hope you are all having a wonderful evening, snuggling up to whatever you choose!

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53 thoughts on “Christmas Fireplace

    1. Thanks so much Jodi!! ❤️😃 I wasn’t sure how this one was going to turn out once I started. I felt like a caveman making fire for the first time! 😊 I should have made cards to send to people… but I super failed on that front. I did however get all of Philippe’s gifts though! Hehe 👍🏻

  1. I loved your fireplace 🙂
    And no fireplaces blazing here either ; today we had 65F ,and Nov was the hottest of the last 34 years , the weatherman said !
    Turtle Hugs , and be good or …those presents won’t get wrapped 😉

  2. Hey, I can feel the warmth all the way down here…No, I’m not in Hell, ‘tho some would wish that on me!! 😉
    But, where is mousehole, for mouse to come and sit on the warm hearth, too?!!

  3. Your fireplace reminds me of my parent’s cabin they once had at the lake. The fire was warm and inviting just like your doodlewash, Charlie!! I would never have guessed that you did not know how to paint fire as it looks super good to me. And I like the shadows around the fireplace. And your Christmas stockings look like a scene from a child’s book! ❤️ YAY Charlie! 🎄🌟🎁

    1. Thanks Kirk!! I was thinking I got it to look a bit fiery finally… Glad you like it! For some reason my brain really struggled with this one at first and I wasn’t sure if I could pull it off. It’s a bit of a made up scene and I didn’t have any good reference photos for what I wanted to paint. 😊

  4. This looks amazing Charlie, especially for having not painted fire before. Having been using our stove I can tell you you’ve got painting flames down to a tee. I really like how it looks alive in the picture as well.

  5. Awwww, this is such a beautiful painting!!! You´re so talented, fire really is a hard one (I never managed to paint a nice one). Here the weather is unusually warm too, people stand in T-Shirts on the Christmas makets, drinking mulled wine anyway… I wonder if there will be any snow this year. I hate climate change, I want my winter back!!! 😉🌨❄️☃️⛄️

  6. Your painting has the atmosphere, even if the weather is uncooperative. And if you want those stockings filled, I know you’re not going to forget to put Santa’s goodies out there too…(K)

  7. What a wonderful view Charlie – I most definitely want to snuggle up beside it. Your execution of the flames and the firelight is perfect! I wish there were the need for such a roaring fire here… I went out yesterday (shock horror!) and really was so warm I wondered why I even bothered with a coat. My hairdresser said there’s talk of temperatures around 18 C here on Christmas Day. I mightaswell do Christmas in shorts and t-shirt. :/

    1. Thanks so much Jacob!! Glad you found this one suitably snuggly! Hehe 😃 And ugh…this warm weather is bumming me out and trying to kill my Christmas buzz! I think it’s going to be slightly cooler here, but Philippe said at one point they had us down for 21C!! Not on Christmas!! 😥

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