Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Snowman Full of Cheer


A couple weeks ago I decided to paint a ball ornament. Mindy Lacefield inspired me to try this when she showed how to paint a ball ornament with one of her cute little girls in  Christy Tomlinson's last year's Christmas workshop. Of course I knew there was no way I could paint a girl on a round object, but a snowman, I thought, should be easier.


Besides, I really like snowmen. For me they make the cutest Christmas ornaments, cards, decorations. Whenever we hit the snow in the mountains you can be sure that we are building some kind of snowman.


I painted a layer of gesso first and then a light blue background. My snowman, of course, ended up being pretty round as well. Since I like bright light green he got a bright green and red hat and scarf. Do snowmen have rosy cheeks? Well, mine does...


This little guy is available in my Etsy shop.


I'm sharing this with Paint Party Friday where you can find so many talented artists. Why not visit some of them? The list is here.

18 comments:

MeOfCourse said...

Oh I love this Carola. Love the colors. Very creative and ready for Christmas. Thanks.

Our photos said...

What a lovely snowman!

Tammy N said...

Love how your snowman wraps around the ornament. So colorful and cheery!

Elephant's Child said...

So much fun - which should be encouraged. Love him, and thank you for the smiles.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

cute - love the colors you took!

Giggles said...

Very adorable Carol. So fun!

Hugs Giggles

Helen Campbell said...

Oh my goodness, the snowman is adorable! Clever way to decorate an ornament. Happy PPF!

Debbie said...

Very cute! A great idea!

Lynn Cohen said...

Very cute and festive! HPPF!

Netty said...

Love your snowman bauble Carola, I painted on baubles last year and its not easy, so appreciate the patience gone into making this. Happy PPF, Annette x

SLScheibe said...

This ornament is wonderful and super cute! Looks fabulous!

Linda said...

awe-your snowman ornament is so sweet! Love the colors and his glowing cheeks :)

JoyCorcoran said...

Very festive and cheerful. The snowman is perfect!

Magic Love Crow said...

He is so cute and happy ;o) Well done ;o)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Hey Carola,
I've been absent from blogland for most of the month, and it feels really good to be back and visiting. I love all your photography, but your photographs of Kaefer are particularly stunning!
Rinda

patty said...

Very cute and festive, Carola!

LONDONLULU said...

Thanks for putting a smile on my face too!:)

Rosie Grey said...

Oh my, how gorgeous! I love his smile - makes me smiling, too!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!