It has been miserably cold here in Milwaukee, where all the schools and some businesses have been closed. I'm cold and crabby, and today needed something cheerful to paint. The other day, I snapped a photo of a flower arrangement in the grocery store floral refrigerator, and it was just what I needed to paint today.
I am focusing on learning to use fewer strokes in my paintings. It is not as easy as it looks, in fact, it is very difficult. I have made progress with my tree paintings, but flowers are a real challenge.