Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Let's Paint A Gingerbread Man Stocking

Welcome. I am so happy that you stopped by. M garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit and relax with a cup of hot tea while I share with y0u the inspirations for my art. This time of year I receive lots of requests from beginning artists on how to paint a very simple little Christmas painting. We painted Snow men and Snow ladies the past two Christmas seasons and you can visit my December posts in 2010 and 2011 if y0u want to see how to paint one of them. This year we are going to paint a stocking with Gingerbread men.










My cookies have been baked and the cookie jar filled.







Let's join Bentley, My Studio Assistant, in the garden to

Finding inspiration . . . . .


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I wanted to use burlap in some of my Christmas decorations this year and thought the Gingerbread men with brown lettering would be nice. You are welcome to copy my simple drawing. I paint on a cotton canvas board and varnish with 3 coats of matt acryic to protect my sign from the weather. You can paint on a wooden board, slate or whatever material you choose. Once you have your drawing done simply paint the colors of y0ur choice. I painted my stocking red. Do not be afraid to get started - painting is as simple as coloring in a coloring book - only you use a brush and acrylic paint.
I added some greenry and the Welcome sign is ready to hang on a picket fence, gate or front door. Have fun.





Thank you for stopping by. I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your visits, e-mails, comments and those of you who follow my blog. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to see me paint something special.




Have a lovely day. Blessings, Erin


8 comments:

Janet said...

I love your sweet little gingerbread men! Thanks for sharing, I would love to give it a try!
Blessings,
Janet

Lady Jane said...

Another happy painting from you. I just love to come by and see what you are up to... Hi Bentley... Cheers, LJ

Hoghart said...

So kind of you to share your inspiration Erin.
This is a very charming welcome sign for your invitees.
Blessing

Keep painting

ShirleyC said...

You are awesome! All of your posts are so uplifting and colorful. I hope you have a happy holiday season.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How very sweet! It seems like we are all crazy for Gingerbread men this year! I love them, too! Happy holidays my friend! ♥

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Erin,

Hope your turkey day was lovely and you have a happy holiday season ahead. Love the ginerbread!

Ruth

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Well this is darling. I love gingies too and do up my kitchen in them.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You surround yourself with beauty all year long! Happy holidays my friend! ♥♥♥