Thursday, January 10, 2013

English Country Fantasy

This painting was Karsten's birthday present to his son, Lars.

With great glee--and a bit of craftiness--Karsten created a puzzle painting and hid the family's names throughout the scene.

Upon close inspection, you'll see that Lars is spelled out in the windows of the ruin while his wife's name, Monique, is in the castle window. The flag bears an "M". Their sons' names are also hidden: Karsten is painted in the white fence while Finn is the owner of the inn. The path in front of the inn is in the shape of a "T" for Topelmann. Last, but certainly not least, the smoke from the left chimney forms a heart. Oil. 24 x 36.

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