I worked all day on this and I have to say that the photo does not do it justice. It is maybe my favorite thing I’ve ever painted. I tried a couple of things I’ve never tried before on this one. First, I blocked in colors, then I used a couple of different sized palette knives and scraped paint across the top of the colors in layers. So, there is a lot of texture that you really can’t pick up in a photo. Then, I gobbed a bunch of paint onto another rectangular scrap piece of canvas that I had to make the 2 gold rectangles. When I got done “grunging it up” I was really happy with it, but then I had to put my little Mandi touch over the top of that. I love to paint flowers, hence the semi-transparent vines growing all over it. And the blue ones are the best–blue’s my favorite color. This one’s gonna be tough for me to give away, but I guess that’s where the love comes in.