I adore doing these canvas pictures. The Christmas theme is quickly becoming a favorite for me.
I create my background using gesso, Traditions acrylic paints, sprays. Some brushed on, some stenciled on and some sprayed.
I roughly free hand drawed the snowman and the tree and cut them out of good quality designer paper. The cheap stuff doesn't hold up as well. Using liquitex matte medium I glue them down.
Then the fun starts again!
I paint and smear using brush and fingers.
To get the edges and the shading I used GELATOS. LOVE those!!
I love my finished piece. I'll be entering it in the November challenge at Faber Castell. One of my favorite companies!!