This is one of my favorite paintings...currently, it is hanging in my house, framed with a gold frame on it. It is very cheerful and colorful. It took me several days just to do the roof with the palette knife. It was so much fun painting the stucco exterior of the cottage...making it look cracked, discolored and old. The windows were also painted with the knife. I think I will tackle another old and charming building after seeing all the wonderful architecture in New Orleans. I need to finish up all the half-finished paintings at the studio. Hope to paint more today!