A couple of days earlier, I'd watched Donna Dewberry paint ribbons on to something, and as usual, she did it like it was the simplest thing in the world. Which it's so NOT - but tell me what's new about that???!!!
Anyways, I decided that I would do just that: blue ribbons, with a pinky rose, and little flowers and rose-buds.
Here's how it turned out:
My view of my door from where I sit:
A closer shot of what it's all about:
And as always, my valuable assistants, who're with me every step of the way:
To date, this is my most ambitious project, and I'm quite happy with the results. The larger you paint, the more easily seen are the mistakes. But, it is also easier to do the strokes, and they do tend to do what they're told. The smaller pieces are more difficult for me: despite the smaller brushes, there is little room for movement, and the end result tends to look kinda lifeless. Maybe this won't always be so, and as I get better at this, even my small pieces will begin to look good :)