I have wanted to paint a Christmas scene for a long time and especially after seeing snow in Tasmania. I would love to experience a white Christmas. When I saw the winter landscape scene and the Santa photo, it just all come together and I just had to paint my little Santa scene. It was interesting painting the Santa so small and painting the teddy bear was a bit of a challenge - strangely enough I used my no 3 round brush for most the painting as it comes to a nice fine point which is all I needed. I am really pleased with the result.
Santa measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and painted on 300gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper.
Many thanks to Maria Balcells and Donna Klarenbach for the reference photos.