I just finished the final brush strokes on my first painting of 2009. This is from a photograph I took of my son exiting a Pullman Train Car after meeting Santa and taking a trip to the “North Pole”. I love the photograph so much, but I am not a photographer by any means so I decided it would be a perfect moody painting. I would love to hear your comments on it. As the painting is still wet and I am very impatient, I took this preliminary photo of the painting. I hope to have a better photo of it once it has dried.