I got one of my favorite paint-by-number paintings over the weekend - one of a set of two (no one knows where the other one is) that my mom did many, many years ago (don't tell her I said that!). I've loved it for years. And the colors in it are some of my favorites - the turquoises, pale yellows, blues and greens - and just a hint of apricot! Here it is:
Beautiful, huh? In these photos of me and my younger brother at the piano (circa 1962), you can see the pair of paintings in the background, hanging over the couch - the one on the left is the one I have now:
I think, actually, that the frame is original, but my mother later slapped the gold paint on it to use for another piece of art. Don't know whether to take it back to the original, more blond wood look or leave it this way - it appears to look fine with the gold. Anyway, I love it and am so glad to have it!