The painting below is based on a picture posted on Facebook of a 250 year old Norwegian Farmhouse. Although the house appeared unlivable, I found the odd shaped windows in the front of the house to be interesting and thought the house would be a good subject for a painting. The original setting was not in the snow but I wanted to place the house in a snow setting. I added a parent and child building a snowman in the yard and painted the windows as if the house was lit from the inside to give the impression the house was livable and enjoyed by a loving family.

This is not a new painting but I selected it this month for two reasons. It is a scene of family fun that many can identify with regardless of where they live as long as they have snow to enjoy. The second reason is related to the blue tones in the painting which can be associated with the “Interest and Influence Photos” page on this site. I found the topic to be interesting and encouraging. I hope you will take time to read it and fine it to be of interest and inspiring as well.

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Thanks, Rick

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