Posted on Jan 30, 2011 in All Genders, All Styles, Classic, Featured, Portfolio, Sugar and Spice

Okay, I dare you to say that five times fast.

When Piper’s mom approached me with her ideas for a painting, I was intrigued.  The palette was anything but traditional:  deep rust orange with highlights of pink and white.  Not necessarily your typical colors for a little girl’s room.

But I love me a challenge.

And I’m so glad I took this one on.

Because this quickly became one of my favorite sets, and color schemes, to date.

It all began when a frog prince…

…met a beautiful princess…

…and, together, they set up shop in a cool crib.

Besides the color combination, the unique feature about this set was the grosgrain trim used as the inside border.  I’ve used ribbon trim as accent before, but never on the face of the painting.  And I love the way it turned out.  The pumpkin-colored ribbon added just the right touch of girlyness.

And the end result?  A modernized fairy tale set that was bold, whimsical, and anything but traditional.

The End.