Tuesday, December 2, 2008
NIKKI NISSE CHRISTMAS (ELF)
Oh it is so fun to be working on Nikki Nisse my children's book. I needed to make some gifts for the Teesha Moore Christmas party and my friends Birthday. To get back into the mood of working on my book again I used Nikki as my model. I am so happy with this kind of painting. I have been fretting over how to render Nikki in color for my book. After the doll class I realized how much I enjoy using a black gesso. It gives me the winter look I want and helps me paint!!!
Now I am working in the living room. Cowboy (our friend who is the carpenter) finished my hearth in the studio and is now working on the Murphy bed....very soon.....
Here is my friends son Allen who modeled as Nikki for me last year. He is so big now.... a little man but we caught him last year just before ...What sweet dear eyes in the side view. Funny thing about Allen. He might be a distant cousin of mine...how you say???....his fathers family comes from the same town as mine in Denmark...go back far enough...really not that far and every one is related....;>}
Here he is saying "Happy Yule/Christmas...." Christmas in Danish.
Nisse is the Norwegian and Danish elf. Tomten is the Swedish Gnome/elf.