I was very inspired by some lovely petunias I had photographed and they were actually the inspiration for this painting. I've also been on a bit of a bluebird painting kick so a sweet little Chickadee was the next little bird I decided I wanted to paint.
I often have lots of ideas when I first start painting a tin but in the end, I let the design on the tin dictate how I want to go about painting my design. This tin is so ornate and was such a pleasure to work with...it lead me right in the direction I needed to go in.
I've listed this piece on my ETSY shop: www.artfulcreations.etsy.com and I've also been busy making home decor products from the image. The fun part about that is, I was able to transfer the ornate detailing of the tin to the products I made from it. This one was a real pleasure to paint.