My dad is a collector of St. Nicholas figures and likenesses. His collection is upwards of 600. It's pretty cool. There are Santa's of all sorts: antique, kitchy, retro, somber and jolly. I went there the other day and picked a number I'd like to paint this week.
Here's what I can tell you about this one. It was made in West Germany in the early 1900s and purchased at an antique store at the wharf in Seattle. It's 2 1/2" high.
6" x 6" / oil on panel / $65
i really like this one kim! :)
its looks really cool even though its just a simple santa, and its definitely getting me in the mood for christmas!
oh wow! what a collection that could be! i guess you can always find inspiration for a St Nicholas picture out of 600 figures! ;)
I really like this one you did..it kind of reminds me of the garden dwarf I used to play with when I was a child..of course it's no wonder as it is originated from Germany...and I think it's called here as German dwarf.
It's too early for me too to think about Christmas...but congrats to your gallery gift shop display! I'll have to go and check it out!:)
I forgive you.
Um... I think anonymous's name might rhyme with "lawn". lol!
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