Sunday, November 4, 2012

                   Santa and West Highland Terrier

                                                       SOLD- Thank you Stephanie in Minnesota

                                                                        "Santa and Westie"

Santa is a one of a kind Original Gourd character created by me Penny Grotz Streit. Santa is painted on a thick shelled gourd. He is painted as a visual story. Santa holds a basket with his best friend a West Highland Terrier named Snowball. Santa holds a doll and Christmas wreath in his hands. There is a Christmas tree and presents painted on his back. I placed some paper mache at the top of his hat for a ball. This protects the stem of the gourd which was left exposed to remind the viewer of his earthly beginnings. 
This guy would look so sweet sitting on a sideboard, mantel or table in a Christmas vignette. Santa has been painted in rich hues using various painting techniques to bring out depth and eye catching features. He is sure to become a family heirloom.

He Measures 8 3/4" tall by 7" across.

If your interested in purchasing Santa or just looking at some more pictures, you can check him out on MY ETSY

GOURD TRIVIA- Gourds are highly durable. There are some in existence that are hundreds of thousands years old.


Skellyton Art said...

This is so beautiful! I love the pup in Santa's Pocket! Definitely an heirloom piece!


Penny Grotz Streit said...

Hi Shirley! Thank you. Love painting gourds. Hugs. Penny