Monday, November 28, 2011

The Second Day of Ralph Hulett’s Christmas

This snow-covered pine is reminiscent of the Eyvind Earle style. Mr. Hulett began painting holiday cards in the late 1940s. His day job was creating backgrounds for animated features at Walt Disney Productions. His methods for creating Christmas cards (of which there were many) were eclectic: He used oil paint, watercolors and even stencils to get the effects he wanted. Hulett painted many of the cards on his lunch hour at Disney, sometimes using paints and materials from the background department. (Happily, the statute of limitations on pilfered art supplies long ago ran out. Who knows? Maybe he paid for them.)


Caterina said...

So happy these images are shared with all to enjoy - a magnificent artist

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