Stylized scenes decorate the outside surface of this piece. The inside decoration is meant to look like an embroidered design on the "cushions". The long side scenes may be divided into two smaller scenes thus allowing these designs to be easily adapted to smaller articles.
Painting medium of choice
Napthol Red Light
Prussian Blue Hue
Basic dark flesh mix - Unbleached Titanium + Gold Oxide + touch Raw Sienna
Highlight flesh mix - Titanium White + Orange + Touch Yellow Oxide
#3 round, #2, 4, 6 filbert - basic painting
#2 short liner - fine details
#2 striper - fine tree branches
1/2" - 3/4" Oval Wash - "Sky" insets with clouds
3/4" old brush - applying Retarder
3/4" - 1" mop - blending out Retarder
1/4" - 3/8" Oval Wash - This is the brush I used as a "blender" got most of this painting.
#0 - 4 blender of choice if preferred