It's time to be thinking about spring. In this painting, I have used a floral theme with an emphasis on the use of flat decorative shapes and black outlines. After painting the flowers,I was hesitant to use the flattened pattern and black outlines. It would have been very easy to treat my subject in a much more traditional manner, but my curiosity always factors into my decisions....... the old "what if" philosophy. So here's to taking a few risks.