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Santa's First Gift
Limited Edition of 95 signed and numbered - Giclee on canvas 8 x 10 inches The painting shows a combination of the Santa story including the reindeer as they admire Jesus, the reason for the season. The Star of Bethlehem shows the way.
Nicholas, who was born during the third century in a small village at the South end of Turkey, was raised to be a devout Christian. Nicholas was a young boy when his wealthy parents, died in an epidemic. He sold his inheritance and gave his money and possessions to the poor. He dedicated his life to the service of God. As a young man he became Bishop and was known for his generosity and love of children.
Santa embodies the Spirit of Giving. St Nicholas was a devout Christian. Jesus was God’s gift to mankind and Santa’s First Gift.
Cream and Brown Wood Frame - $100.00
Redwood and Brown Wood Frame - $100.00
Unframed in a protective bag - $60.00
Barn Wood no longer available
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18 x 24 Giclee on Canvas Santa is being pulled by American
Bison (Buffalo) as he cracks his buggy whip with a magic spark on
its tip. He has left the Lakota Village of tee pees and is heading
out into the night. The Star of Bethlehem leads the way as he carries a sack in his antique sleigh. The sack is filled with Lakota, Navajo and Apache Dolls, Bows and Arrows and a small stuff Buffalo doll. I was going to photograph 2600 buffalo at the Triple 7 Ranch and my Santa friend, Jay Lewis at the Shearer Ranch in South Dakota. I have made a Santa painting every year for many years with Jay and ideas had
always come easily. This time I was stuck. Dry as a bone. Not an idea in sight. Then I went to sleep and had the wildest dream. You can see it
Limited Edition of 95 signed and numbered - Giclee on canvas 18 x 24 inches Only 4 left Sell out of this print is close.
Available in: Barn Wood Frame (Only 2 left)- $395.00
for yourself as I was floating in the air and watching Santa driving his mighty steeds out of the village,across the snow and into the moonlit night. I could feel the snow flying in my face. When I woke, I jotted it all down in a quick sketch. I saw Jay and told him all about the dream. We began assembling all the pieces.The sleigh was at the ranch. The cowboys helped me prop it up in front with logs so it would look like it was about to take off. Jay had a buggy whip and a bag and I gathered all my dolls and toys to fill the opening. I was telling the ranchers son, Garrett that I was up in the air. He asked how high up? Then came around with a front end loader and I got in the bucket and was lifted about 10 ft., the perfect angle! We waited for twilight and lit the scene with a Coleman lantern. Later, we put lanterns in the tee pees and I
got some more night shots. The next day we went to the Triple 7 and photographed buffalo. I got a set of bulls down in a valley. I got bulls at eye level and where was I going to get the flying ones? As we rounded a corner in the pickup, there were two bulls standing on a ledge above us. One tossed his beard in the air and I swear they looked like they were flying. This painting is literally a dream come true. Tatanka means buffalo in the Lakota Language.