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02 December 2011

Paint Party Friday - Week 38 - A Snowman is Created!

Which came first - the chicken or the egg? As one of the hosts of Paint Party Friday, I know what the post and poll will be about in advance - though I rarely integrate what I do here with PPF. This week was different. But I'm unsure if the idea for the post came first or the idea for this little painting did!

After seeing the fabulous Christmas art that many of you are creating, and thinking about my wonderful nutcracker painting that Kristin created.... I wondered - could I do something like that now that I have been painting a bit longer?

Not quite brave enough to start with a nutcracker, I decided on a snowman painting to add to my collections of snowmen soon to escape from their long storage sleep... 

A Friendly Snowman!

Straight on

Right Side continues...

Left side...

"Top" Hat...
  
 
Bottom scarf...

8x8

As the nutcrackers and snowmen come out for Christmas, I think some will serve as models for new paintings. Yes - I think a nutcracker WILL be next!

Hope you have a great time at the party! I'm looking forward to seeing what you've been painting this week.

47 comments:

  1. This is so cute Eva! I love it!

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  2. Ohhhhh I forgot to tell you how I like your new header! Very clever indeed!

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  3. Love your snowman all around view. Thank you for paint party Friday!

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  4. Oh I love your snowman! He makes me happy. I like to see paintings continue all around the canvas. Great work!

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  5. So cute and I really like that you continued the image around the edges of the canvas... never get organised enough to do something like this, but maybe this will be the year!!!! You may have just inspired me...xx

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  6. oh...that is adorable...i just got through saying to diana i love snow and snow men...see, living in australia we dont really see snow, but i have a trick up my sleeve...my last nameis SNOW and i love it...hee hee hee..ps...thanks for hosting ppf...loves it!!!.xxx

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  7. Eva, this is fantastic!! I love how you did a close up of him so only part of his face shows on the front and continues round the sides (I am of course a huge fan of wrapped canvasses like this!) I really love this piece and think it might be my favourite of yours so far!

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  8. Eva, I really like how you composed this painting. Wrapping the painting around the edge is also a great touch. So sweet!

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  9. What a great snowman! For a second when I saw the second photo, I thought it was a huge painting, propped up in your yard!

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  10. Cute! Love the thick sided canvas. Happy PPF!

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  11. How great! Can't wait forthe nutcracker!

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  12. Your snowman is very friendly...Saludos

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  13. Eva: I LOVE your snowman! Perfect placement on the canvas - well done! The blue and black and holly really work! Love your rodent musicians too! Thx for creating PPF & have a great weekend!

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  14. I'm looking forward to the nutcracker. :) Snowman looks cheerful and I love that deep canvas. :)

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  15. OOOOOh! Love the snowman and how you painted over the edges ~ Wonderful ~namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

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  16. I love snowmen so much & this is adorable. I'm thinking I need to create my own version of this painting - totally inspired!!!!!

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  17. Eva, your snowman is adorable! I love the bright colors and the way you have designed your canvas with him at an angle. I also love the way you continued the painting around the edges. Great job!
    Faye

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  18. This is a great snowman- the wrap around painting is one of those touches that takes it up a notch! Looking forward to seeing the nutcracker!

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  19. Great snowman!!!! I love to paint for the holidays :0)

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  20. He's beautiful from every side. There must be some magic in him because he looks ALIVE! :D

    Happy PPF, chica!

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  21. What a bold looking fellow he is - he'd make a great print for a Christmas card.

    I suspect this will be a winter favourite for years to come in your house!

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  22. Adorable, he makes me smile :)

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  23. Oh, he's so cheery and Christmas-y! I love his smiling face. I can't wait to see the nutcracker!

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  24. Love your snowman, Eva...especially the composition wrapping around the canvas!
    Excellent!
    Love the light blue in the background, too.
    Perfect.

    Thank you for hosting!

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  25. :) I love snowmen. I made a nutcracker costume for my son last week and he won a bike (insert very proud mother icon given I turned to youtube to work out how to use my machine), but now I am thinking I will paint one as well.

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  26. I love the square you used for him! Looks great!

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  27. LOVE your snowman! Can't wait to see the Nutcracker!

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  28. I find this the best look when the painting wraps around the canvas, I love to do my big peices like this,, beautiful snowman,

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  29. Gorgeous Eva!! Your snowman is fabulous! Gorgeous tophat..I love how you did all sides..and such a beautiful finish on the whole piece, fantastic my friend!
    i Love it!
    Victoria

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  30. Eva,
    Fabulous. I love to wrap my paintings around the sides too. Makes it looks really neat :).
    Happy Weekend, Ev

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  31. It's a good idea to wrap around the sides :)

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  32. I simply adore him!!!! happy weekend!!

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  33. He does look alive to me. Great snowman. You go girl! Have a fab weekend, take care.

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  34. I LOVE your snowman! The angle on the canvas is awesome!! Very festive!! Happy ppf!

    Hugs Giggles

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  35. Oh I LOVE it!! And I love how he goes around the canvas too!!
    xxDaniella

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  36. Lovely Snowman ... festive and happy!

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  37. EVA!!!! I guess great minds think alike!!! this snowman painting is so amazing!!!! what a great piece....I love love love this!!!!!

    wishing you a wonderful day!!!! and I hope you will pop in for Sweet Saturdays!!!

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  38. Fantastic! Love the snowmen, it put a smile on my face. CHRISTMAS is Coming!!!!! Happy Holidays.

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  39. I am so glad you helped start this blog on its way and include me. I am exploring my dream into reality with a little help from my friends. Sorry about the cliches. Now I see the theme is what is posted above our sign in, oops. . . . I'll go add a Christmas scene. Thanks so much for all you do. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  40. Terrific fun and seasonal canvas. Love him. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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  41. Eva your snowman is soooo cute! Have a great week! xo

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  42. So cute, bright and cheerful! I love the way the picture goes around the frame. Awesome detail.

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  43. I think he's wonderful, Eva! I love the way you made him go off the canvas at the edges. Such a friendly face. I usually don't paint seasonal pieces but now I want to. :)

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  44. He's perfect!! I love how you wrapped the painting around the edges and the bold composition is brilliant! Can't wait to see your nutcracker next ;) xo

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  45. So, so cute!! I just love seeing all the different Christmas art. I love how the scarf curves around the bottom of the canvas. Enjoy the creation of your nutcracker. :)

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  46. wonderful work Eva. Love the bright colors and he is cute!

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