This is how I work. It took me a while to figure out which objet d'art would be painted on this one. I was thinking about the two paths. The red violet colors provide a compliment to balance all that green. One path is the sensual; lilacs. The other is the intellectual; the lamp. One has to be carefull in painting in layers with oil. I sanded off the background area for the lamp; a symbol of learning. "Lux et Veritas", light and truth.