Here is my first sketch on paper.
Then I drew a sketch on the canvas board I chose to paint on. It was a rectangular size so I thought it would work great for a banner.
This is after the first painting session. I added tissue paper for the garden.
In my second session, I painted over the tissue paper and added painted flowers. Then I added the gate on the left and a little fine tuning on the crows and hair.
Now here is the final painting. I added the birds in flight, words on the flags and some more fine tuning on everything else. I really like the way this turned out. I want to thank my friend Kate for all her suggestions while I was working on this painting.