I have always struggled with still life painting, which is annoying as it's my favourite kind. But this one fell into place nicely. So . . . someone sent me flowers . . . but, being a man, I don't own a vase. So I jammed them roughly into the coffee pot, just to snap a picture for the sender, to say thanks. Then I decided that the flowers deserved better. So I arranged them tastefully and took some more photos, with a painting in mind. But, in something of a "Nebraska" moment, I realised that the nice pictures looked too nice, and the jammed-in-the-pot snap looked perfect. So that's what I painted, and I think it turned out pretty well. Hope you like it.