Jolly Old Elf

Here is my take on the Jolly Elf. I painted this back around Christmas time last year, and got my father to pose for the piece.

SamFlegal_JollyOldElf

I’ve always been amused by Santa’s more mischievous attributes. Sneaking about, leaving coal, and hiding gifts in old socks. I imagine that anyone who spends that much time with elves could not be harmless.

The original is done in oil paint at 12″ x 16.”

I was going to wait to share this piece a little closer to the holiday, but with all my research into Odin, Santa Claus just keeps coming up. So I figured it must be time. If you want an insight into Old Saint Nicks connection to Odin do a google search for “Odin as Santa Claus.” Fascinating stuff.

To see more of my work or to contact me for availability to help with your project please visit: www.samflegal.com

STAY STRANGE!

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