acrylic on gessobord panel
SOLDMy nutcracker is a bit beat up. The paint is chipped, he is missing half his moustache. He has seen better days. The first few times I painted him last year, I painted his profile, showing his "best" side. Then I decided to paint him head on, chips and all. He looked decidedly evil....and the "Evil Nutcracker", a tiny 3x3 inch painting, sold earlier this fall. I had a few requests for a new nutcracker, so I dusted him off after Thanksgiving for another go. The angle is slightly different, and this version is a little larger and on a smooth panel surface instead of canvas. I think he looks a little more "wicked" than "evil", don't you?