Artist Lovingly Hand-Paints Christmas Ornaments Featuring Canadian Landscape

A Canadian artist has prepared for Christmas extra early by painting dozens of holiday ornaments featuring the Canadian landscape.

This footage shows Canadian artist Carly Gordon oil-painting a set of Christmas ornaments on “wood cookies.”

Gordon explained that she paints ornaments every year depicting well-known Canadian scenes, referencing photographs she has taken herself.

“I secure hanging ware to the back, and tie a ribbon through it so it can be hung on the tree and then on the wall for the remainder of the year if people want,” Gordon told Storyful.

Gordan’s website showcases her artwork, with links to her online shop and social media accounts. Credit: Carly Gordon via Storyful

Video transcript

CARLY GORDON: Every year since 2018, I paint Christmas ornaments. Typically, they're on glass spheres. In the past, they've been abstract. One year, they were little landscapes painted like all the way around. That was a hard scene to do.

But last year, I got some really great advice from an artist, who said he actually paints his just 2D, and he cannot keep them in stock. And then he went on to compliment me and say your paintings would do fabulously as ornaments. So last year, I painted just 50 of them. And they sold out like in a couple of days.

This year, I'm getting more ambitious. I'm actually painting over 200 different ornaments. And they're featuring a bunch of different Canadian landscapes. And I'm starting to paint them now in August. So ideally, this year, I'll actually enjoy the holiday season. What scene do you want to see next?

Every year since 2018, I paint Christmas ornaments. Typically, they're on glass spheres. In the past, they've been abstract. One year, they were little landscapes painted like all the way around. That was a hard scene to do.

But last year, I got some really great advice from an artist, who said he actually paints his just 2D, and he cannot keep them in stock. And then he went on to compliment me and say like your paintings would do fabulously as ornaments. So last year, I painted just 50 of them. And they sold out like in a couple of days.

This year, I'm getting more ambitious. I'm actually painting over 200 different ornaments. And they're featuring a bunch of different Canadian landscapes. And I'm starting to paint them now in August. So ideally, this year, I'll actually enjoy the holiday season. What scene do you want to see next?