Looking at Larsson's paintings always leaves me feeling refreshed, and this one is no exception. I love the graceful lines, the feeling of calm anticipation and the sense of a happy family this painting evokes.
Personalised versions of this same ornament are available in my gallery.
Description: A pretty little blonde girl in traditional folk costume stands on a chair to add a candle to the Christmas tree.
Matching note cards, address labels, stickers and more are available in my gallery's Holiday and Winter Collection.
About the artist: Larsson, Carl (b Stockholm, 28 May 1853; d Falun, 22 Jan. 1919) was a Swedish painter, illustrator, printmaker, and writer. His work included numerous portraits and book illustrations, as well as several large murals (the best known are those on Sweden's artistic history in the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, 1896), but he is now remembered mainly for his watercolors of the idyllic life he enjoyed in his now-famous house in the village of Sundborn with his wife Karin and their eight children.