Santa in Oil Pastel

This is my first attempt to do a portrait in oil pastels. This was done from a sculpted wooden Santa and I converted it to color without any other references.

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About Sam

An extremely active retirement community in Central Florida, is where I hang my hat and do my artwork.  I am the mother of two, grandmother of two and great-grandmother of seven.  I am a member of the Villages Art League ( and the Visual Arts Association ( which provides many opportunities to show and sell artwork as well as classes and workshops by prominent national artists.  I am also a member of the Oil Pastel Society  ( Experimentation is my medium.  I've moved from oils to soft pastels to watercolor to acrylics to colored pencils to oil pastels.  Lately, I have been mixing media. Visit me at