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Feb 10, 2009

TOLE PAINTING - self taught


This is my favorite piece. I painted it several years ago. The piece was designed by an artist named Pipka. I cut my own wood pieces too. He stands about 14 inches tall.

9 comments:

Chari said...

Hello...

Ohhh my...what a pretty Santa!!! You're such a talented and creative lady!!! Great job on the woodworking, I'm definitely impressed...and the painting is fabulous!!! Thank you for sharing your tole "Old Father Christmas" with us!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Michelle said...

I used to collect Santas and have many of them. Most are still packed from our construction, hopefully I'll get them all out of boxes before this Christmas!

Nice job on the Santa!

RobinfromCA said...

Oh, Pipka Santas are so beautiful and you recreated this one so perfectly! Just wonderful!

Robin

susan said...

Lori-I can't imagine the time it takes to do this--the details are exquisite! I love the textured paints of the sleeves and hood (I enlarged :) Beautiful!

Jeanne said...

Wow Lori, you have every reason to be proud of your beautifully painted Santa. I can only imagine the hard work to do it. Thank you for sharing him.

Hugs...Jeanne

Libby Murphy said...

Lori the ARTIST! Your Santa is simply lovely and I know it took lots of brush strokes to bring him to life with the spirit of Christmas.
Happy Twirls

imjacobsmom said...

Lori, this is AMAZING! ~ Robyn

Michelle said...

WOW..the photo is so much more detailed then I expected when I enlarged it. Love the snowflakes on Santa's mittens.

Debbie Moore's Slice of Pie Cookbooks said...

You are talented! That Santa is beautiful. thanks for visiting my blog site. I'm an avid collector of old family photographs ... will share some later. My daughter keeps the family tree and our roots go back to Germany and Scotland. We think it is important to know our history, so you keep up the good work. Can't figure out where you are going, if you don't know where you came from! Love your site ... and thanks for visiting mine.

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