Tuesday, December 25, 2012

"Plein - Air Santa!"

 "Plein - Air Santa!"
I woke up this Christmas morning to a bit of a  white Christmas and the jolly "older" elf plein-air painting!

But seriously it wasn't the real Santa, it was me!

Happiest of Holidays to all my great art blog buddies!
Thank you so much for so much!
Michael aka Santa?


  1. OMG this is fantastic! I like how Santa painted the tree without ornaments--or is this "in progress"? lol! Santa looks like he lost a few pounds since I saw him last. Must be all the toy-delivery-and plein air painting combined is burning calories. Anyway...he looks great out there on Christmas at his easel. Delightful!--Merry Christmas, Michael!

    1. Ho! Ho! Happy Birthday Celeste!
      You are very observant! The tree, like Santa, is a work in progress! Santa, like most of us, is trying to lose a few pounds! Five minute into Santa's photo shoot it started to rain! Of course Santa had some drips in his painting! Very much like his buddy Michael's work!
      Thanks for dropping by Celeste!
      Happy Painting!

  2. I KNEW Santa had the soul of an artist!!! Merry Christmas to you, Michael, and thank you for making my Christmas bright! :)!

    1. Santa is very happy to bring a little brightness to all his blog buddies! He will tell Michael you dropped by and left some very kind words!
      ("Soul Of An Artist!" I like that Susan!)
      Santa (Really Michael!)

  3. HO! HO! HO! ⊲⦂﹆
    With all his deliveries done of course he would take in some plein-air painting!
    (I wonder if UPS drivers do the same?)
    Have a Merry Christmas!
    and Keep painting!... Santa...

    1. So very good to hear from Michael's West Coast Buddy! Santa loves your work David! Michael says wonderful things about your fantastic art!
      Thank you so much for a great year of sharing art and more!
      Paint on David!
      Michael aka Santa

  4. Michael! I love this - did Santa's little helper take the photo? Your are too much!!! Merry Christmas to you too, tell J, xoxoxo for me. . .

    1. So glad you enjoyed the photo Lisa!
      Santa's little helper did take the photo! Through the window of Michael's warm and cozy art studio!
      It was fun to see the photo on your blog! Nice surprise. Even got a few of your friends visiting!
      I am so glad you remembered visiting my little art studio! Maybe with Lauren!
      Paint on my art buddy!
      Michael! Oops! Santa!

  5. Je vous remercie pour votre passage sur mon blog et pour votre très gentil commentaire.
    Je me suis agréablement promenée sur le vôtre. J'y ai fait de belles découvertes... Votre peinture est remplie de spontanéité et j'aime l'harmonie de vos couleur. Je m'autoriserai une prochaine visite.

    Je savais que le père noël avait du talent ! Une nouvelle corde s'ajoute à son arc !

    Gros bisous et tous mes voeux de bonheur pour 2013.

    Thank you for your visit on my blog and for your very nice comment.
    I walked comfortably on your own. I made wonderful discoveries ... Your painting is full of spontaneity and I like the harmony of your colors. I will allow a next visit.

    I knew that Santa Claus had talent! Adds another string to his bow!

    Big kisses and all my wishes of happiness for 2013.

    1. Martine!
      Merci beaucoup!
      Thank you very much for visiting my blog and writing such nice comments!
      I love your wonderful blog and your beautiful art.
      I will visit more often!
      I love the recent photos of the magnificent French churches!
      Happy New Year my new art friend!
      Votre ami!

  6. Ho, Ho, Ho!!! Oh, I love it!!! I guess I didn't have to go all the way to Venice to find a plein air Santa. Hope your Christmas was merry and bright!!! Enjoy!!!

    1. Ho! Ho! Joan! I think you may have been a bit of inspiration for this old guy showing up!
      Love your work!
      Happy New Year!
      Michael aka Santa!

  7. BWAHAHAHA! Merry Christmas, Michael!

    1. Yes Kim! Soooooo much fun and Hahahahas! Happy New Year!
      Santa thinks your blog rocks. You too!
      Michael Claus

  8. Merry Christmas indeed!
    What fun - thanks for the smile on my face, Michael.
    Came over from Lisa's blog.
    Enjoyed looking at your work. I will be back.

  9. Julie!
    Thank you so much for stopping by! I am so happy Lisa surprised me and posted Santa painting! She is great!
    I will now be an active follower of your blog!
    I am glad you smiled! So nice!
    Happy New Year and again thank you so much!
    Michael Kringle

  10. What a fun post, Michael!!! Happy and Healthy New Year to you and your wonderful family!!! I look forward to your paintings in 2013!!

  11. Thank you for stopping by Hilda! I am so happy you enjoyed seeing Santa at work. When I was a teacher I used to dress up as Santa for the students. I even ran in local road races dressed as the jolly old elf!
    It is good we can laugh!
    You and your wonderful family have the best New Year ever!
    Peace and Art on!

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