In our new Santa ornament series we're bringing some of our favorite Santas from Jo Sonja's 50 year treasury of whimsical design. This first series is Folk Art Santa's, and there will be many other designs, both historical and new, added as we go along. Also look for other new series coming soon!
Another wonderful outlet for our creative journey, each ornament is done out of mdf and laser cut with intricate detail. The patterns are etched on the surface for ease of painting. If you prefer to not use the etching, it can be painted over with Gesso or Texture paste and then the pattern can be applied - as you prefer.
What a wonderful theme to paint about! Santa, with inspiration from the old bride’s box painting, plus a purely contemporary twist. Softness is given to the painting by the glazing shading techniques and yet there are the contrasts that I love, and lots of decoration. Please let your heart sing as you paint this piece and may it bring you a fun painting experience. First published in the Artists' Journal #43 - it is now available as pattern packet JP3258 - Jolly Old St Nickolas 2000. If you have that packet already then you have the instruction for painting this design and can just purchase the blank. If you need the instruction for this Santa then there is an option listed below that is available for that as well.
Jolly Old St Nickolas (2000) is 6" tall by 4 1/2" wide.
Painting medium of choice
Clear Glaze Medium
Texture Paste (optional)
Jo Sonja’s Artist’s Colors
Naples Yellow Hue
Napthol Red Light