My thought was to encase them in a yellow blossom. Double crap! On the upper right you can see the start of the “Boo-Boo Berries” which became the solution to the pod problem or the cover-up for my “boo-boo.” As you can see in this shot, one of my cats is critiquing the painting…he gives really harsh crits.
So at this point, I was so concerned that I wouldn’t finish the painting in time for the Indianapolis show, that I completely forgot to take any additional progression shots. In the final piece, you can see I changed the berries in the water and added a reflecting pattern. Now the vessel is surrounded by the garden instead of placed in front of it, and I am quite pleased with the final results.