Monday, December 6, 2010

Naughty or nice?

Santa
Oil with palette knife on cradled artist board
4"x 4" x 1.5"
NFS

I recently rediscovered a 1999 LL Bean holiday catalog cover that I had saved all these years because I was so enamored and touched by the simplicity of the jolly Santa face. I knew that I had to do a palette knife painting version of it.

How to finish the sides of these cradled artist board paintings has been an ongoing experiment. Here I "stained" the sides with leftover red paint I had on the palette and I like the effect.

5 comments:

KEH said...

awesome painting - i was on the palette knife painters blog where i saw it and had to stopby your actual blog... since your santa was just to good not to !

katie
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martinealison said...

Je le trouve malicieux votre père noël...
Bises

Nancie Johnson said...

Oh I do like this! Wonderful capture with your knife. Great work!

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Your work with the knife is amazing!

Autumn Hathaway said...

What a terrific Santa. Very cool.

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