Saturday, December 4, 2010

Let's Paint a Pink Snowlady

Welcome. I am so glad that you stopped by My studio is always open for you to come in to sit and relax with a cup of hot tea while I share the inspirations for my paintings with you. Today I would love to show you how to paint a pink "Snowlady Door Greeter".

Bentley, my helpful Studio Assistant, is waiting to bring you inside to show you the inspirations for my Snow lady "greeter".






Last week I shared photos of snowmen door greeters I painted for a charity fundraiser and am very happy to report that the fundraiser was a huge success and everyone loved the snowmen "door greeters" and "wine greeters". We raised lots of money as well as collected lots of food, clothing and toys for Share Ourselves and Olive Crest Home for Abused Children. It was such a fun and rewarding charity show and a wonderful way to start off the Christmas Holidays.

I painted one snowlady for the fundraiser and attached her to a bottle of pink champagne. The "snowlady" was so popular I decided to paint more and thought it would be fun to share how to paint her with you.



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Let's get started. I paint on canvas and used a 4x4 canvas for my Snowlady Greeter. First base coat your canvas, board, or slate in a light pink - next sketch your snowlady. You are welcome to use my sketch. Next paint the snow - I mix a little bit of lavender or violet with my white to give the look of snow to the body and face. If the carrot nose is hard for you to paint you can always make a coal nose and paint a little black circle. I painted her hat and scarf a crimson.




After you finish painting the nose - draw a smiling mouth and paint pink cheeks and add eyelashes to the eyes. Next sketch in roses on her hat and scarf and highlight with white.


Last - mix white paint and water on your brush and flick white paint on the canvas to add the snow. This is very messy - I put the painting in the kitchen sink to keep the paint from splattering. Add eye hooks on back of the canvas and thread a ribbon through to hang your
" snowlady greeter"





I added a black and white gingham ribbon and added some Holiday greenery and pink roses. The snowlady can be hung on a bottle of sparkling pink wine or champagne or hung on a door , gate or picket fence. Enjoy!



The above roses are from my garden - somehow our pink Iceberg roses are still blooming even though we have had cold weather and frost at night.

During this busy time of year with hectic schedules when patience may be short and time and money limited for so many :

" Love is patient; love is kind." Corinthians 13:4

Thank you for stooping by. I sincerely appreciate you visits, comments and those who are following my blog. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to see me paint something special for the Holidays.
Have a lovely week. Blessings, Erin

7 comments:

Phyllis said...

Well she's the cutest little snow gal I've ever seen :)

Lady Jane said...

She sure is!!! I love your snow people.

Lisa said...

She is a sweetheart!

ornella said...

finalmente un pupazzo di neve DONNA! Che carina con quelle ciglia!Un abbraccio Ornella

Ruth Welter said...

Love your snowlady Erin, she is adorable....happy holidays to you.

Ruth

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Erin this is just the cutest little snow girl greeter I've ever seen! I'm going to give this a try between now and Christmas once I catch up on things. This will be a great way to wind down :) Enjoy your break and have fun painting! All the best to you and yours...
Maura :)

vicki said...

She is precious Erin - I love how the little faces always look so happy. You draw such creative inspirations from all that is around you - your talents are your greatest gift!

Vicki