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Downloadable Painting Pattern - Acrylic - Waiting For Christmas Eve by Neadeen Masters

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Downloadable Painting Pattern - Acrylic - Waiting For Christmas Eve by Neadeen Masters


Create A Family Christmas Heirloom

Decorate For the Holidays

with Santa Paintings!



 'Waiting for Christmas Eve' is a downloadable Painting Pattern 

(Also known as an E-pattern)

Are you looking for Christmas painting ideas? This old fashioned Father Christmas, or Santa as he is known in North America will get you in the holiday spirit. This Santa painting pattern or e-packet includes 26 pages of detailed step by step instructions which are extensive and include over 20 images and step photographs.

This Holiday design is also a study in painting hair and fur and includes other special effects. The composition is painted using a wet in wet blending technique and features many special effects such as:

  • Learn to paint fur trim used on the robes and hood,
  • Learn how to control fur direction,
  • Learn to paint different colors of fur,
  • Learn to paint different textures on fabric,
  • Learn how to paint smoke,
  • Learn to create atmosphere in the distant background,
  • Learn how to paint a scumbled background
  • Learn how to paint ghost trees to enhance and complete the depth in the composition.


 This painting pattern comes with step by step painting instructions and detailed photographs explaining each step of the painting's progression. Observe the examples featured in this description. Artist Neadeen Masters leaves nothing out, which helps you with the success of this painting.

Learn the importance of creating fur direction and how to move the eye through this painting technique. While the subject seems simple, the painting lesson packs a punch when it comes to learning the different techniques to paint this one of a kind heirloom Santa Clause.
 Step photographs and painting instructions are in-depth and designed to teach as well as demonstrate the process. Learn with Neadeen masters as she shares her tips and techniques with you. This painting pattern is of great 'study value'

Media: Traditions Acrylics - Application: Acrylic

Mediums: DecoArt Traditions Mediums.

Extender and Blending medium,

Multi-Surface sealer,

Glazing medium, 



Skill: Intermediate to Advanced


Surface size: Artist's stretched canvas - 14 x 18


Paint Colors

Carbon Black

Titanium White

Napthol Red

Napthol Red Light

Raw Sienna

Raw Umber

Hansa Yellow

Ultramarine Blue

Phthalo Blue

Phthalo Green - Blue Shade





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  • 5
    This is the best painting packet I’ve ever seen!!

    Posted by Lisa Kessler on 17th Nov 2018

    The level of detailed instructions, advice,, tips, etc is phenomenal. Her techniques are thoroughly explained through her writing and visual aids. I cannot wait to start this!

  • 5

    Posted by Sandy Hatcher on 23rd Sep 2016

    I just love this Santa and I wasn't sure that I could do it but the pattern is so detailed that I just have to try. Looking forward to learning a lot of new technics. I just need to get painting!! Thanks Neadeen for all your beautiful work.

  • 5
    Another fantastic pattern

    Posted by Elaine Russo on 20th Jul 2016

    This pattern is so well illustrated and well written. The directions are so easy to follow. I've bought many patterns and classes and have been impressed by every single one. So glad to have found Art Apprentice.

  • 4
    Old World Charm

    Posted by Chris Tukendorf on 26th Dec 2013

    Reminds me of my childhood.

  • 5

    Posted by Judy - Virginia, US on 21st Nov 2012

    Brilliant pattern. Loved it!

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