Hendrik Averkamp, one of the first landscape painters of the 17th-century Dutch school, was specialized in painting the Netherlands in winter. Avercamp's paintings are colorful and lively, with carefully crafted images of the people in the landscape. Many of Avercamp's paintings feature people ice skating on frozen lakes.
PLEASE CLICK the image for a closer look...In Holland many people skate..and we are about to have fun coming weekend doing so through a wonderful landscape..Typical Dutch! I am one of a few who can't skate...but I will be there ..watching the fun and enjoying myself...drinking some 'gluhwein' to keep away the cold..