Subtle Surprise, 10 x 10 (2011)
Or, maybe this post should be called "Re-Gifting!" I have painted light flowing across beribboned boxes for several years now (especially at Christmas); trying different approaches keeps me interested -- and/or frustrated!
This was the set-up
One of the first takes I did on a box tied with satin ribbon was three years ago, below:
Don't Tell, 10 x 10 (2008)
This one is more Christmas-y, with high value contrast. I like the freshness here, and feel that I did a better job on the satin ribbon...maybe the first time's the charm!