I set up this still life in my little solarium with natural light on it and the background with the back yard through a window. I was just playing around with some things I like, a patina bronze bird sculpture and a antique bluish glass bottle I found at a yard sale/plant sale. I was there for the plants, but didn't find any I liked and as I was leaving this bottle called out to me. I really don't like yard sales or collecting things I don't use, but this bottle was such a lovely color, I new I wanted to paint it. So it has been sitting around for a while and this is my first attempt. I don't know why I put the mum on the back of the bird...but I did and I like it.