We have struggled with our latest 1000 piece jigsaw. Work has been slow but the picture is rich. Last night though we decided that we had struggled enough and it was no longer giving us any pleasure. So we packed it up and have now started another puzzle which we hope will give us more satisfaction.
The 1000 piece puzzle which was giving us so much grief was of a painting by Melchior de Hondecoeter, an artist I had not heard of. I looked him up on the web and found indeed that he has many rich images, a joy to view and potentially good puzzles, but this particular one just didn’t work for us.
Melchoir de Hondecoeter was a Dutch painter, born c. 1636, died 1695. He has been termer an animalier. As you can see from the following images, he liked to paint animals.