The final painting - mixed media flower painting on an 18x24 inch canvas. One of my artist friends thought that when I first started the roses in the middle they were collaged, ie from a magazine image or similar. But no, all the flowers are painted in acrylic. The gold sections are cut from fiber/paper that my bouquet of roses and lilies were wrapped in.
I used acrylic gel medium, fiber paste for the textured lines around the geometric spaces and painted it gold with acrylic paint. I also coated the edges of the canvas with gold painted fiber paste so no need to frame.
So a painting celebrating a Ruby Wedding Anniversary - the Red one. What do you think?