|It's just 'acting' here: I haven't given it its final top-coats yet! ;)|
After painting hers, I was dying to paint one for myself - so I set about painting-on the background (blackboard paint), and sanding it, and readying it for a design.
But, what should I paint on it? "Not roses again, ma?!" my daughter had said, when I told her I was painting grandpa's old medicine cabinet. So, roses were out.
Roses aren't my favourite flower to paint. Nor are they my favourite flower in all the world. I think, daisies are. But, roses were the hardest to learn, and once I'd learned them, I kept wanting to paint them, because I am terrified that I will somehow forget how to, if I don't! Hahahahah!
So, roses were out, and I'd already painted quite a few daisies lately - so I settled for sunflowers, which fit in nicely in my wood-y kitchen :)
Originally, the daisies were painted white. But, they were too 'startling' against the very-black background, and pulled the focus away from the sunflowers! So, I mixed a yellow glaze (the sunflower yellow, and medium) and painted a couple of coats over them. That's mellowed them somewhat, and keep them in the background nicely.