This painting was a commission for a friend, as a gift to her dad for Christmas. It's the family home depicted, just as it would be on Christmas eve, candles in the windows, and the fir tree by the barn lit with those big old fashioned colored bulbs. Even Tug, the big ol' barn cat, is in the scene.
The family used to sell Christmas trees in the field in front of the house, and the dad has many fond memories of those days. He loves Christmas, and all its stories and sense of wonder, so I added a visit from the old elf himself in the spirit of the season.
Merry Christmas everyone!