I'm happy to say I'm back at the easel. I have some wonderful vacation memories, but I missed my daily work with the paint brush. This painting was done on gessoboard. I wanted to see the effect of a texturized painting on the smooth surface that gessoboard has. I think the contrast between the smooth surface and the texturized flowers is even more dramatic than it is on canvas. See my earlier posts for the complete process of how this painting was done.