I am not sure why I chose this painting initially. I thought it was odd with the raw turkey and the wilting flowers. I also thought it was odd that two girls have exaggerated expressions while one is gloomy. You usually think of Thanksgiving as a joyous event, but this painting is dark and not colorful at all. The candles in the chandelier are not even lit. This is a beautiful painting though. It is interesting that all three of the women in the painting are representing Currin's wife.