Many artists have painted boxes wrapped in ribbon, pretty boxes in various color combinations. This time of year is a good time to do this. It's fairly simple, so you're guaranteed a bit of success, and you can choose your colors in any combination that pleases.
Here's one I've worked on for a few days, just a bit here and there with other things in between taking me away from it. I began with a pale wash of raw sienna and naples yellow and then did a yellow underpainting (Hansa yellow medium or New Gamboge) in areas on the ribbon and then carried on from there.
I was happy with the outcome, especially the dimension of the ribbon.
The finished piece is 8" x 10" on Fabriano 140# cold press watercolor paper.
I was going to have a black background, but I'll just clean up a bit of the color on the upper left edge and leave it white.
Wonder what's inside??