Ruth is my friend. I was doing some painting for her and she asked if I could do anything with her old metal garden shed out back. I wanted to paint flowers on it and she mentioned hollyhocks because they reminded her of home, back east. So, that's what I painted for her and it really spruced up that little garden shed!
To paint the artwork, I used craft paints like Americana, Ceramcoat, FolkArt and Apple Barrel. They are acrylic and wear very well outdoors.