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What Did Santa Bring? by hank1 What Did Santa Bring? by hank1
Pastels
18 x 17"
2007
(Changed in 2011)
See 2007 version Here: [link]

The idea in the '07 version was to show what an artist might want for Christmas. True enough, but not much of a universal statement. And too much yellow and orange overall color. Needed something to set the scene off which I saw as a color seen nowhere else in the painting. Also, the '07 photo of the picture is way off color. Better camera, closer to correct color.

This little green-blue package took some 8 hours work. That is, painting work. (Took me an hour to wrap my skull in the paper.) Almost as if I'd forgotten how to use pastels. But no, a lot of it was moving this one from my tiny studio to the living room where I re-setup the still life, and back again. This, while I'm working on a painting in oils. Just not enough room.
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kolaboy Dec 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This turned out beautifully. Oil Pastels and I have never quite agreed with each other :no:
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hank1 Dec 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Danny. This is not Oil pastels, just regular ones. I've tried oil pastels too and don't get it.
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kolaboy Dec 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Same here. Don't get them, don't like them. Probably my least favorite medium in the world.
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j0rosa Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
in a way i prefer this new version, simple and lighter color on santa's outfit...
I hope and pray Santa will bring me what I been wanting for :pray:
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hank1 Nov 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, dear Miss Jasmin. I hope your wish the most for, that Santa will bring.
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Exellent work :nod: :heart:
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hank1 Nov 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Tupu.
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DAVIDEART Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Delightful artwork. Nicely painted, neat with a wonderful light, loving the wonderful detailings,always Bravo!!!!!
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hank1 Nov 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, David. Always my friend who sees so much.
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