The Los Angeles Pony and Critter Club hold a Holiday party each year and we do a handcrafted gift. I have made hot pepper chocolate, pralines, and spaghetti sauce. For two years i painted toy boxes. This year I am painting something original. First I plan my paintings in pencil on white paper. i use the same white paper to protect my dinningroom table while I paint in acrylic.
And these are my finished paintings. Not exactly what I planned but I think allowing creative impluse to take over is important. Also, I really like the texture you can make with acrylic.