Three years! What a long time not to pick up a paint brush. But after the arrival of my 3rd and 4th child, time just seemed to slip away from me and I never found a spare moment to paint anything. So since a good friend of mine was getting married and I wanted to give her something unique and handmade I jumped right in and did this painting. I was a bit apprehensive at the start, all that white space and what if I stuffed it up :-O It was a bit difficult at first, I had forgotten how quickly acrylic paint dries, I'd forgotten how to blend and shade my colours quickly and forgotten to "see" my subject. I ended up turning the painting upside down so I could see the colours properly and stop being so anal about the detail lol I only turned it right way up once I was finished.