I have taken many photos of this painting, and had to crop them this way, because I wanted to make sure the light was correct and matched what the painting was. I had a hard time trying to get that right, and the only way I could do that, was to make the dark color in the background remain (which is why these photos may not looked cropped.) The colors in the photo are very close to the colors in the painting, and I wanted to make sure that was true to life.
Working on flowers again, it is snowing here in upstate NY but, this was worked from a photo I had taken of clover fields last summer.
oil on stretcher bars