Sunset Glow by Roland Gissing
Artist: Roland Gissing (1895 - 1967)
Puzzle Designer: Jasen Robillard
Dimensions: 41.5 cm x 30 cm
Piece Count: 490
Difficulty: 4 out of 5
This puzzle features one of Roland Gissing's favorite scenes: a tranquil forest setting covered in fresh snow, with the magic hour sunset glow casting a hazy golden light on tree branches and the edges of a flowing creek. Whimsies feature the Gissing family brand, typical winter activities (skiing, snowshoeing, snowflakes) as well as animals & birds commonly found wintering in southern Alberta.
Born in England in 1895, Roland Gissing arrived in Canada during the spring of 1913. Eventually Gissing established a homestead in 1919 at the confluence of the Ghost and Bow Rivers, west of Cochrane, Alberta. His art reflects the vastness of the West's rolling foothills and the majesty of the Rocky Mountains. As a result, Roland Gissing has become one of Western Canada's most popular landscape painters.
Image licensed from the Estate of Roland Gissing. Additional info on Gissing can be found at www.rolandgissing.com.
Read more about this design at our Deep Dive Design Blog.
Made in Canada.
I am really stunned by how well made the pieces are. It is such a fulfilling sensation to fit the shapes together. Thank you also for arranging the overseas shipment so quickly!
This was a gift for my mom. She already has one from years ago. She absolutely loves both puzzles!
Great way to spend the holidays!
A challenge indeed, but so rewarding once you complete it.
Honestly I had to jealously present my latest purchase as a gift to a dear friend knowing it would provide hours of enjoyment for her. (Maybe she will wait til we can be together to start it?!) Thank you for creating such a quality gift!
The real puzzle looks much better than these photos
Jasen's cutting designs are always great but photos don't do justice to this image. It looks like a conventional touristy landscape painting but the printing on this puzzle really led me to appreciate Roland Gissing's post-impressionist chops. UV printing directly onto the wood gives a 3D effect that makes the brushwork stand out when you are studying the fine details, as we puzzlers are wont to do. I loved doing this puzzle!