Thursday, January 24, 2013

"Acorns Roasting on an Open Fire" , Chipmunk Glass Christmas Ornament 3 1/8"

Chipmunk Christmas Ornament
Chipmunk Christmas Ornament

Description: Hand painted 3 1/8" glass Christmas ornament that shows a chipmunk in a Santa hat holding an acorn over a candle flame. While he does this, he sings the words which are shown undulating above in  red letters, "ACORNS ROASTING ON AN OPEN FIRE..." The candle is white and has a black base with a little circular handle. To the left is a pile of acorns. The background is a light yellow which blends to a brown, suggesting that the chipmunk is underground in his hole. A little glitter has been applied to the hat and to the area around the candle flame.This is all surrounded by a stripe of gold glitter. The rest of the ornament is red with a high gloss finish.

How Made:
Started out as a clear glass ornament which was primed with white pigmented shellac, painted with acrylic paint, and finished with a clear gloss acrylic coating.

Date: Painted in January 2013

Status: Sold  

Artist: David S Straughan of Pelham, NH
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