Nativity Figures

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Project by LarryJoe701 posted 11-30-2017 04:42 PM 989 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For several years I made painted wooden figures from the nativity for my godson and gave them to him for Christmas.

The wood was maple I think. I sketched the figures, cut with my jigsaw, and painted and left unsealed. I think there were a few other figures… maybe a shepherd and some sheep too, but I couldn’t find the picture with them.

I really appreciate the simple aesthetic of them. It kept the project from becoming too tedious, avoided small pieces that a young child shouldn’t play with or that could break off, but still let me be artistic in the painting.

-- Larry Joe in Georgia

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#1 posted 11-30-2017 11:12 PM

Yep, those are definately cool.
I bet he was tickled.

-- Mike in SoCal, now East Texas

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#2 posted 12-01-2017 12:15 PM

Very nice. I like the simple design.

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#3 posted 12-03-2017 02:24 AM

Very stylized and well done!



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#4 posted 12-04-2017 06:33 AM

Awesome! I love your painting: It compliments the simple shape of the figures but still manages to bring the project to life. Nice work.

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