This was the painting that started all the still life painting in Maine this summer. It was a rainy day and we set this up in the kitchen -- flowers, wedges of watermelon. peaches in a container, lemons and grapes. We started painting in the morning and then returned to it later in the afternoon and kept painting until early in the evening. It was great to have the chance to return to the same subject again and again and work out problems in the painting.