These Santa nutcrackers are among my very favorite - and they are SO much fun to paint! This fabulous one in his workshop attire, complete with toys, apron, hammer and nail, has been shared with me from a private collection. What fun! I love the way his colors work together and pop on the panel! For those lively red highlights, I use cad orange over the top of those masses, and I pull green light permanent over for that rich jewel green. It's all about pushing and pulling those colors! This painting makes 1438 in 1438 days as we close in on Christmas!
|acrylic on panel, 5x7|