Photographing this painting was almost as challenging! Being rather large and with so much dark, it was difficult getting accurate color and detail without getting glare. I think this version is pretty close (at least on my computer screen).
The second day into this painting I discovered that I had brought a stow away in on the flowers. I'm not particularly fond of spiders, but I felt guilty because, here he was just minding his own business out-of-doors and suddenly his world is shaken and he is dumped somewhere he had no intention of going. Hmmm...I let him be trying to decide what to do with him and the next morning (much to my dismay), he had disappeared. The only thing worse than finding a spider in the house, is finding a spider in the house and then losing it! I'll be feeling things crawling up my leg for days! lol