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The Rare Snowman

The Rare Snowman, 4 x 4 inches, Oil on Panel

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It's a warmer day today and the one snowman in the neighborhood is not faring well.  In addition to melting he's got a problem with one of his twig arms.  I take Cooper & Cookie for short walks several times a day and when I saw what was happening to this guy, I knew I had to make a painting of him.  

While returning home, I pondered  how many snowmen are not created because of video games.  I know that I don't see them much at all.


  1. Very cute! I like that you painted him melting.

  2. Snow! You are lucky. We, northern Virginians, get very little snow. A charming painting!

  3. Welcome to the GIFTS AND DECORATIONS ART PARTY. Your little man looks so cute. Feel free to advertise the party and invite other artists and friends to visit. Hope to see more of your work in the next couple of weeks. :)

  4. Love your snowman!

  5. Love your snowman!


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