Dee's Dogwood Wreath

"Dee's Dogwood Wreath"
12" x 12"
Oil on wrapped canvas

My sister makes wreaths from the vines and beautiful things she finds and grows in her yard in Michigan. She made this wreath over the weekend, but hers was more lovely, with graceful, dried, ornamental grasses tucked in it. But I wasn't about to paint a gazillion grassy fronds and cover up all of her twisting vines. SHE can do it, but I wasn't about to.  

This was a challenge, in that the vines and shadows and petals all overlapped and intermingled. I might not do one like it again, but I at least tried it!

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