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23 December 2011

Paint Party Friday - Week 41 - WIP - Nutcracker

Sigh. (Do you ever do that? Say "sigh" when you are sighing? Or am I as tired and weird as I think I am?) Christmas is almost here and I feel totally out of control. I'm probably not but I need to write a few lists to see what is left undone - and do it! Then I may feel like it is Christmas. A little snow would help too.... very unlike us to be almost snowless.

No more painting got done this week, sigh (lol). I was hoping to show you a finished painting but can't.  :(   Instead I am going to show you my WIP! This is my nutcracker painting where I left off...

Nutcracker Work In Progress

He needs another coat of paint in most places and needs his body widened and his hat narrowed. I'm not sure what to do about the background. He will probably hang against a cream coloured wall in a room with lots of browns and blacks so I was trying to match that somewhat. Any suggestions?

I also did a little bit on painting #2...

the beginning stages...

I want to wish all of my friends at Paint Party Friday a very Merry Christmas!! Happy Hanukkah - if that's what you celebrate! Or a happy holiday season if it is neither of these. 

However you celebrate, I hope you have a great time this week. Please help yourself to some eggnog while I am in the kitchen. I will stop by to visit you when I can!

After Christmas, I will have more time to visit. I hope to stay in my pjs for a few days, see all your artwork, do a puzzle, paint and read. Hope your post Xmas week is happy and relaxing!!

29 comments:

  1. Great WIP Eva! I am sure you can figure something out as you free yourself from all the rushes and preparations. Looking forward to your new painting. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

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  2. this will look lovely against the wall...he has such a cheeky character...merry christmas to you and your loved ones...xxx

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  3. He looks great so far - reminds me of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - I think the little soldiers in the castle part!!

    Thanks so much for hosting PPF with Kristin this year - it's been great meeting so many wonderful artists. Happy holidays!

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  4. I'd love some egg nog! Hope you booked your (delightful by the way) nutcracker a trip to the dentist in the New Year... all those nuts he has to smash with his teeth... I do feel sorry for him!!

    Merry Christmas Eva

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  5. No, I just make a sighing sound not say the actual word. :) Like where the nutcracker is going. Happy Holidays! :)

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  6. It's looking great Eva....I love nutcrackers. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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  7. No, I don't ever do that but if you are trying to decide if you are weird or normal, you don't want to measure by me.:) He's coming along nicely! I think the background should be a mid value, darker than the gold of his helmet and lighter than his hair. If you put a little red in some green to tone it down, that might look nice against the red and gold. I love nutcrackers!

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  8. While I'm having egg nog feel free to grab a cookie! I totally understand about he not painting as much as planned - this holiday has really sent any plans/routines out the window it seems. Have a wonderful PJ filled holiday!

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  9. Nutcracker is my fave of the season. No Nutcracker is alike and that's what makes us unique. Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  10. Thanks for hosting at this busy time Eva. How about a black dramatic background for your Nutcracker? Great start to him. Have a Merry Christmas!

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  11. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. You've had a wonderful year of creating. I've enjoyed your work.

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  12. Eva, your WIP is looking good! Can't imagine what #2 is going to be but it looks like a face and 2 hands. Have a wonderful holiday! Faye

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  13. Nice job on the nutcracker. Yes thank you, eggnog sounds great.:) Happy Holidays and thanks for hosting PPF!

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  14. Wonderful! I love Nutcrackers! Can't wait to see what #2 will look like!

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  15. love nutcracker men!! my D-in-L collects them too. wonderful start. I know what you mean about the feeling this time of year. I feel like I am forgetting to do or get something... Oh Well maybe i should do what your doing and make some lists to refresh my old brain

    - KAT -

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  16. Oh I love your nutcrackers!I finally have a Friday off and I'm in my PJs too! Happy Holidays to you Eva!!! Deb

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  17. I ADORE your banner!!!!!!!!!!
    And the Mr nutty is great!!!

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  18. So hard to find the time to get in and paint and I have recently become the queen of lists... okay well only since this morning but it has to help me stop spinning around like a mad thing.... wishing I was having a pj day or two after Christmas .... maybe it is time to put that on the list...have a most wonderful holiday season filled with so many good things...xx

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  19. I totally LOVE LOVE your banner!!!!!

    Merry Christmas!
    Margo

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  20. Your nutcracker painting is looking wonderful! It's so hard to get any painting done this time of year. Relax! Merry Christmas to you!

    And thank you for hosting Paint Party Friday. This has been such great fun for me and I've met so many new friends. I look forward to more PPF in 2012!

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  21. Hi Eva, your nutcracker is full of character! He seems to be preoccupied! Too much Christmas fussing about him, mayb e? A blessed Christmas to you and your family! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  22. Really a great job on the Nutcrackers! I do enjoying seeing the process too.
    Happy Christmas to you
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  23. I think he is saying"STOP!Eva, rest and relax." Get those pj's on.

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  24. I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEE your nutcracker, Eva. Very nicely done. :) And thank you for your sweet comment. I appreciate it. Hugs

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  25. It does not matter if Nutcracker is not over. Merry Christmas Eva with some delay!!!

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  26. Your art will come back to you after everything settles post Holiday Season.
    Wishing you a Happy PPF and wonderful 2012.
    Sheri Cook/Happy Horse Studio

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  27. I'd love some eggnog please. Hope you had a nice Christmas :D

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