Lately I’ve been playing around with this little painting referencing a photo I took of my granddaughter at a Christmas party. The scene reminded me of paintings done at the turn of the previous century. Part of the charm of the original photo was the expanse of floor before encountering the interaction of the characters. Having to crop the foreground to accommodate my small canvas, I ultimately decided to reinstate the floorboards with an additional canvas. The traditional scene mirrored by an abstract rendition is somewhat pleasing.