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Santa Painting - In The Workshop by Steve Henderson

In The Workshop is a painting by Steve Henderson which was uploaded on April 26th, 2017.

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Your Santa series takes me back to my familiar of the magic of Norman Rockwell but YOUR work keeps THE ADULT me in the moment while the little child within me SEES this and truly BELIEVES!! This Santa is real and grounded in the workshops of my pepere (who was a master carpenter) and of my best friend’s husband, Joe, who makes bird and birdhouse ornaments and gives them away to grocery store clerks and library and doctor staff, etc... yes, Santa is very much ALIVE in my heArt, my life and my belief system! You snuck in a painted him...Steve, Do I detect a bit of the artist behind those whiskers? Ho, ho, ho! L/F

Steve Henderson replied:

Thank you for your thoughtful comment and insight, Laurel. We made a very definitive, decisive move toward a "real life" Santa, one that lives, breathes, works, laughs like we mortals do. As much as I admire the Santa images through the ages, we wanted to get away from the commercial Santa, the cartoony Santa, the sometimes goofy Santa, the sometimes scary, serious Santa. The idea, purpose, spirit behind Santa is honorable and worthy of a child's adoration -- and adult's. And in that spirit, yes, I wish to make Santa very touchable, very real, very understanding.

Your series on Christmas stands shoulder to shoulder with the brilliance of Norman Rockwell's work.. only more touching to the hearts of the viewers. I admire your putting your heart and talent in each creation. F/L

Steve Henderson replied:

Thank you for that generous comment, Maria. There is much thought and energy put in to each painting AND description.

A really nice artwork.

Steve Henderson replied:

Thank you, Karoly.

great painting l/f

Like the soft touch!

Beatutiful work, as always! Love your attention to detail.

Steve Henderson replied:

Thank you, Nelly. The trick is bringing in enough detail without overwhelming the main focus.


Warm and wonderfully heartwarming...

Steve Henderson replied:

Thank you, Jim.

Wowww, absolutely beautiful.

Steve Henderson replied:

Thank you, Marlene. I am happy that you like it.

Such a Great series! Put all together and coupled with your wife's writing, I bet it would make a wonderful book! l,f

Steve Henderson replied:

Thank you, Jim, I really appreciate your comments. The book idea is an interesting one.

Another wonderful painting Steve.

Steve Henderson replied:

Thank you, Liz.

Lovely painting !

love this painting, Santa is hard at work

Steve Henderson replied:

Thank you, Lisa. Yes, Santa has to burn off all those calories from all those cookies left out for him.

Fun image

Wonderful work, Steve. Love the concentration on Santa's face, the train cars ... and those wood clamps !

Steve Henderson replied:

You have an eye for detail, Joe. You must be a woodworker to have noticed those clamps.

Nice work

So innocent and awesome!

Steve Henderson replied:

Thank you, Jennifer.

lovely portrait!

Love the detail in his arms!


Beautiful work!

Great work!

Such wonderful holiday spiritual feel in this wonderful piece Steve ! v.f.l

Steve Henderson replied:

Thank you, Fei. You always have a thoughtful comment.

Fantastic oil painting!

Steve Henderson replied:

I appreciate that, Debra.

Amazing work!

Steve Henderson replied:

Thank you, Sandi.

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