Everyone who sends Christmas cards probably already has, but if you're like me and don't send them out till in the twelve days of Christmas or even later, you can still get a set of ones with the above 'Madonna and Child of Tamaracks' picture at my etsy shop.
This Christmas marked my first portrait commission! A fellow student at my university commissioned me to paint her grandparents, as a Christmas present for her mother.
It was a lot of work, and I'm very thankful I finished in time. I got a better likeness to the photo she gave me to work from with the man than the woman, but I'm pretty satisfied. But more importantly, the recipient was too. ^_^