Painted portrait on gilded canvas

Making a picture on a gilded canvas base, 

Sounds promising...everything looks better with gold, I've always thought. It's just so shiny. Apologies for the portrait subject content. Yes yes, me again. This one's a present for my Mum's 70th birthday. And if I'm going to do this kind of thing, of course I'm gonna choose the most flattering pictures ever! Sheesh! 

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Decorative screens.

Many screens have I made, many. There is something irresistible about screens and they always seem to be necessary, just to have. Sure they're handy as room dividers, but to be honest, I've rarely seen them actually used specifically for that purpose. Screens are, in my experience, primarily a decorative accessory and unique one-offs, extremely customisable;

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