I am painting a REALLY large version of these flowers also (32x48). So in a way this one is my study for the larger piece, although I started the big one first. I really enjoyed toying with the size of objects in my paintings last week, and so am continuing along that line. For me the negative spaces or back ground, is just as important in this painting as the primary focus. The flowers seem sort of 'braced' with in the frame of the painting. When I finish biggie, I'll post it.