Every so often the urge strikes me to paint traditional still life subjects. I have to be in the mood because for me it is so much harder to paint something that is in front of me than making something up on the fly....this is because there are rules about what can and cant be put down...and i dont like rules (typical artist...sigh) I started this painting,however, by using first a blood orange for a subject. I didn't like what was coming out at first and so time past by and i kept working on it...and my blood orange still life started to shrink...and shrink....and then before it petrified, (well, no really it did petrify first) i threw it out and painted completely over the original with a "regular" orange. There are so many many layers on this little (5" square) painting. So, I did end up making it up after all. Heh, heh. And i liked it way better too. I just listed this today on Etsy.