a decidedly patterned diptych

I find that I'm often pretty embarrassed by how much time has passed since I've done a painting. I mean really really painted.  I do a lot of watercolor pieces for wedding invitations, but my acrylic paint has simply been neglected. I miss it, and then when I pick it up again, it fights with me for a while before things pull together. I'm really pretty happy with my most recent piece, which is a diptych that I just finished for my parents. Each panel is 12x24". I was caught somewhere between decorative italian renaissance scrollwork and more contemporary patterning, but I think I found a compromise. Time to head to their happy new home! mom