Last Christmas over-packaging of our deliveries and the huge waste of resources got me thinking. I couldn’t reduce the amount, as that was in the hands of the retailers and, of course, I tried to recycle everything, but I wondered if I could reuse some of the excess card and paper. This was how I started painting portraits on corrugated card so please join with me in painting an ecological Father Christmas portrait.

Demonstration: Santa says ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’

This copyright free reference photo can be found at www.pixabay.com/photos/ santa-claus-mrs-claus-parade-899021/. I cropped the photo to show only Santa’s face