We have an old painting hanging in the dining room, and my kids love it! They call it the "peacock" painting, and look at it while drawing or painting at the table. My youngest likes to point to the picture and say, "I see "blue" "red" and name all of the colors.
We've had many conversations about the birds in the painting, and they love to make up stories about them, and "tweet" for them! Come to think of it, between Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, and snacks every day, plus using our (indestructible) table for arts and crafts projects, we spend a lot of time with this painting!
And now, finally, it has inspired a sewing project!