See Father Christmas in Green

Good morning everyone. I’m back after three days of technical difficulties – don’t ask! And I reckon there’s just enough time to show you my gouache painting of Father Christmas, before it all comes to an abrupt end. Well, this is the way Santa was portrayed traditionally, before he was changed into red. And I’ve tried to show him as a quiet, kindly old man, on his way through the woods. Obviously delivering a sack full of gifts to some hopeful children. Happy Holidays to you all. See this post here for last year’s festive images.

13 Replies to “See Father Christmas in Green”

  1. So glad you’re back up and running (digitally, lol!) – love your descriptive text, Margaret! And, the dance of color variations on his clothes, wonderful! Happy holidays, Merry Christmas, and a wonderful New Year for us all! ❤️

    1. Thank you so much, Felipe. Gouache is fun to do and especially good for layering. All the best to you and your family!

  2. I didnt realise the antecedents of Santa Claus. If he was green as you say, Margaret, it might come from the green man – a symbol of pagan rebirth. That would be fairly apt as we are past the winter solstice and rushing into summer. Another christian adaptation of a local tradition. Anyway, Happy New Year.

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