Paint a Santa Christmas Ornament

001 Painted Santas

There are many approaches to painting your Santa Ornament.

I like to use acrylic paints. On this project I use: 

01 supplies required

Paint brushes: A number 1 for the tight areas and a number 6 round for every where else

Boiled Linseed Oil tinted with Raw Sienna

Acrylic Paints

Titanium White, Ivory Black, Ultra Marine Blue, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Red Medium and Raw Umber

Painting Sequence

02 -back - apply titantium white to fur brim, tossil, hair and collar 03- Front - apply titantium white to fur brim, tossil, hair, beard and eyes

Apply Titanium White to the fur brim, tassel, hair and beard

04 - paint eyes looking to left or right 04 a - paint eyes looking to left or right)

Using a dot of Black Ivory I will establish direction of the eye to look either left or right and use Ultra marine blue for the iris 

05 - what happens next                                                                                                                                            

 Next, I apply a coat of boiled linseed oil tinted with raw sienna. This will  to seal the ornament and give the exposed wood a golden hew. 

 06 - appliy bolled linseed oil tinted with raw sienna 

 To high light the face I create a flesh tone by mixing 7 parts titanium white to 1 part yellow ochre and a small touch of cadmium red light 

While it is still wet I will put a dab of diluted cadmium red light on each cheek and wet blend to create soft pink blush cheeks

07 mixing flesh tone colour for face 08- use 7 parts titanium white, 1 part yellow ochre and a light dad of cadnium red light 09 - mix together and high light face with a thin wash.

  Red Cadmium medium mixed with a dab of raw umber is applied to the hat and coat.

010 - apply red cadmium medium to hat and body. 010a -  apply red cadmium medium to hat and body. 011 - for a darker red hat and body add a dab of raw umber to the red cadmium medium 011a - for a darker red hat and body add a dab of raw umber to the red cadmium medium

 Other colour choices for the hat and coat could be Hookers Green or Ultra Marine Blue 

morning santa

Enjoy the season and have fun

2 Comments »

  1. 1
    Jeff Seeley Says:

    Brian – Is it possible to place the template for the Santa ornament on line so it can be reproduced?

    Thanks – Jeff


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