Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Frosty St. Nick

Today I painted this plastic 1950s Santa that I also painted last year. I am drawn to this figure so I will certainly be painting it again. It belongs to my Dad, and this is what he said about it last year:
This guy came to me via a garage sale in front of a little house in Naramata B.C. If you turn him around, you'll see a hole that most people assume indicates a piggy bank. Actually it's a port for a small Christmas tree light. These were the mainstay of my youth. Most homes had them. Plastic was cutting edge technology and inexpensive.
*Now that I look at him posted, it kind of looks like he's ready to fight! Maybe even he is tired of excessive commercialism ; )
6" x 6" / oil on panel / $75


Kim Blair said...

Fun Santa ornament! I could see him having 'garden gnome' status and popping up in lots of different locations...

martinealison said...

Bienvenu à vous Père Noël!!! Bises