Painting lilies has always been a challenge for me, so I'm hoping these flowers will stick around for more practice. The vase is one of my favorites, purchased in Colorado Springs 30 years ago. Apparently Artus Van Briggle and his wife Ann were quite notable in the early 1900's Art Nouveau movement, using matte glazes and new designs. Although the business is no longer owned by the family, it is still operating. Artus was also a gifted painter, and I must research his work.