I just finished this and was so happy with it I had to show my blogger friends. I was given this gold picture frame, never used and found in a dumpster from a friend of ours, he gave it to me thinking I would use if for pictures. Well I love the shape of this frame, it is plastic, black but coated with a gold spray, I sanded a bit more here and there to reveal a bit more black but this turned out so nice not sure if I will keep it or not. This is a Sue Allemand design in the recent Create and Decorate. Of course I put my own take on it and instead of shading all around the vine work I used a dampen tea towel, then used Burnt Umber and in a circular motion I did the outer edge. Quick easy and just let it happen. Works for me.
I also painted this on Watercolour paper. Somehow I used all my thin plywood and was anxious to paint this because I had it pictured in my brain. Glad I didn't wait to cut the wood. I think this worked just as nice.
Well off to the kitchen studio again .
I am thinking on painting some bread pans next.....