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Taken in by the light,shape, and sweetness of this little shot glass filled with spring  flowers i was moved to take a photo (many photo’s) and try to capture the sweetness in paint. I decided on this photo because of the way the light bounced off the glass and I felt the value of the wall behind the flowers served as a nice backdrop.

When I am painting  what to leave in and what to leave out is crucial.  Overworking a painting is the easiest thing to do, knowing when to stop can be the most difficult.

Choosing a canvas size is always a fun decision for me,  for this painting i picked a canvas that was 16″ x 20″ in size so the vase with flowers appears three times the size of the original items!