I had never painted dark shadow and space behind the main picture and its objects. Several layers bolstered the foreground. A choice to add purple and blue into mysterious scene behind our objects felt playful.

I love how the avocado made an appearance, and my love for burning candles in pewter candle stick holders: a find from flea markets in New York City.

This piece was for my mother! 

*Addendum: I finished the details over the flowers last week.