This started out badly, I was trying a different technique, negative painting with water soluble oil paints. So it was sort of new to me, I have done negative painting before but not trying to do a whole painting just parts of them. Negative painting is working from front to back, it messes with your mind in a fun but sometimes frustrating way. So foreground things are painted first and the background is painted around them. Then in the end up it turned into more of one of my normal paintings. There is the final painting and a wip below. Right before the end the painting was taken to the sink and washed off, something I hadn't done with water soluble oils. I wasn't sure if the whole thing would come off or not. It stayed and I decided I didn't like the plants on the right so rubbed them out. Click them to see bigger. Painting is 9 x 12 inches, oil on canvas mounted on masonite.