The painting is the first thing you notice in the living room. Its flames almost jump off the wall. They crackle and dance under a star-filled midnight sky. The fire burns hot near its base with a brazen maroon smile that leaps higher before it fades to oranges and yellows. The campfire scene warms the room in any season. The canvas, painted by a joyful 5 year old and her mother, is mounted on a gold-dust colored wall above a white mantle piece that frames the real fireplace.
|Painting by Dawn and Gillian Hamsher|