Now Christmas is over I can start to put photos up of the pieces I've been working on for Christmas gifts. This painting was for my brother & his girlfriend who have just bought a lovely new house. I was struggling with this painting to begin with, however I now think it's one of my favourites! It was lacking a pop of colour so I spent a few days before Christmas adding pops of yellow with oil pastels (the last stage before my paintings are finished is the oil pastel stage!).