Sun Splash Jigsaw Puzzle

Title: Sun Splash Jigsaw Puzzle

Brand: Cobble Hill Puzzle Company

Artist:  Sue Westin

Size: 24×18 inches or 61×45.7cm

Pieces: 500

Quality Review

Overall Experience:  Good

Cut Quality:  Good

Board Quality: firm-great

Shape Cut: Random, grid-like

Image Quality: Good

Hardest Area: The browns/greens

Puzzle Dust? minimal

Finish Quality: Smooth  matte

Box Quality: Good and solid

Sealed Pieces Inside Box: no

Was this purchased new? no

Price: $1.00 Thrift Store

Recommend Level: High

Time: 4 hours


For a 500 piece, it did get completed in under 4 hours and even though the paint-brush-strokes were not really an issue as in the Black Bear Brook, it was the greens and brown blends that carried the most challenge. The shape of the pieces helped tremendously too.

This jigsaw puzzle is painted by the Artist, Sue Westin and titled Sun Splash. I take it the sun is splashing on the mare horse’s back . I am not sure if the box had got faded through a store window (I had heard that can happen) because there is quite the color difference between the box image colors and the puzzle itself.

Also, this must be one of the older, discontinued images because it is not available on the Cobble Hill Puzzle Company website or Amazon. Also another indication for the age of this puzzle is the non-random cuts of the pieces. I am told all the newer puzzles are only random cuts that are in very odd shapes.

Note how faded the box appears on the left hand side. It's almost a blue water color but it is very dark green when the puzzle is assembled. 

I discovered in my stash a 500 piece Cobble Hill puzzle with horses. This is just what I needed. Since my previous experience with ‘horse’ puzzles have been ‘trying’, I was hoping to change that experience with this one.

After all is said and done, this one was very delightful and I did really enjoy it. All the pieces were there and this was the Thrift Store purchase for $1.00 so yet another additional bonus to the jigsaw puzzle. A happy ending indeed.

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